Join HCCC for a special tour of CraftTexas 2022, led by juror Andres Payan Estrada and HCCC Curatorial Fellow Cydney Elaine Pickens. Payan Estrada will elaborate on his selection process, as well as discuss the exhibition’s relationship to the field and development of contemporary craft.
ABOUT THE JUROR
CraftTexas 2022 was juried by Andres Payan Estrada. Raised between Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, Payan Estrada currently works in Los Angeles, California. As an artist and curator, his practice focuses on issues revolving around contemporary craft and ceramics, including material and object explorations on queer and identity-based politics. Payan Estrada is currently the curator of public engagement at Craft Contemporary and recently served as a special visiting art faculty member at the California Institute of the Arts and as a mentor at Warren Wilson College’s Master of Arts in Craft Studies program. Payan Estrada is also the co-curator and co-founder of Craft Contemporary’s National Clay Biennial, as well as the founding organizer of the annual fundraiser and sale, CLAY LA. He recently curated the exhibition, Total Collapse: Clay in the Contemporary Past (2020), for the Arizona State University Museum and the Rubin Center at the University of Texas at El Paso, along with establishing POTLUCK, a biennial clay and ceramics fundraiser, auction, and free public program series that benefits Craft Contemporary.