Exhibit features posters by undocumented ‘artivist’

artwork Color is exploding these days from the walls of the campus’s Ethnic Studies Library, where 10 art posters by undocumented, queer “artivist” Julio Salgado are on exhibit.

A Mexican-born artist who grew up in southern California and graduated from Cal State Long Beach, Salgado is co-founder of DreamersAdrift, a creative project by and about undocumented youth. He’s also artist program manager for CultureStrike, an Oakland-based pro-immigrant arts organization, where he’s recruiting artists to illustrate letters written by immigrants held in for-profit detention centers (for more on the project and artwork, see this East Bay Express article.)

The exhibit of Salgado’s artwork — portraying “young undocumented queer people who have chose to come out of the shadows” — will be on display at the Ethnic Studies Library, 30 Stephens Hall, through September.