Michael Menchaca

Michael Menchaca

  • San Antonio, Texas, USA
Artpace Exhibitions

About Michael Menchaca

San Antonio-based artist Michael Menchaca’s colorful illustrations and videos draw inspiration from pictorial history books of ancient Mesoamerica known as “codices” that traced history, religion, and geography through a codified symbolic language. Using this historical precedent, he creates a visual allegory to address sociopolitical issues surrounding the US-Mexican border. For Artpace’s Main Avenue windows, his multi-dimensional installation depicts self-sacrifice in homage to El Diedad del Queso, a rat god, and Aquilas, an eagle deity.


Dragging
Arrows
Keyboard