July 13, 2019 - September 6, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday - Friday by appointment
Fellows of Contemporary Art 
970 N Broadway, Ste 208 Los Angeles, CA 90012 
INQUIRIES:  Contact Monday - Friday, 9 am- 5 pmFellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA) is a non-profit, independent and membership-based organization that supports contemporary art in California. Curators Lab Exhibition Program is supported by FOCA and awards grants to emerging curators to present current and relevant group shows in our exhibition space in Chinatown. Each project includes a public event and a catalogue documentation.


In the United States today, there are 93 occupations in which 20% or more of workers are immigrants. These high-immigrant occupations are primarily, but not exclusively, lower-wage jobs that require relatively little formal education. Latinx individuals make up to 83.5% of the labor force handling said occupations.

Yet with statistics like this, current governmental policies aim to reduce legal immigration to the United States, with proposals to prioritize highly skilled and well-educated immigrants. Although nothing signals to the very tangible reality that the American Life­style is carried on the backs of these immigrants, we could not afford our way of life if these often undocumented individuals were not a part of our economic system.

In 2017 Latinx accounted for 13.1 million of foreign-born people in the US Labor force. Each making only about 82.4% of the salary of their native-born counterparts. From day laborers to fruit pickers, nannies, street vendors, construction workers, gar­deners, and housekeepers, each and every one of these individ­uals fulfills a low-wage job that requires little education, in turn granting the opportunity for this society to thrive while providing said individuals with a restrictive set of living rights.

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Erika HirugamiMAAB, Founder and CEO of CuratorLovePress Contact(424) 253-6179

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Noriko FujinamiFOCA Curators Lab Chair
Tressa MillerFOCA Curators Lab Chair

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LATINX: Opening Reception

July 13, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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