Living Show

‘Que Chola’ explores Chicana archetype at NHCC

The Chola is a significant figure in the Latina imagination.  Known for her strength, power and resilience in the face of racial, gender and economic adversity, her social identity is stronger than ever.  The National Hispanic Cultural Center is celebrating the subculture with “Que Chola”.

The show was the brainchild of curator Jadira Gurule while in grad school.  Seeing her social impact, the Chola was primed for exploration in the halls of an institution like NHCC.  The show dives into the dynamic nature of the Cholas from California, New Mexico and the greater Southwest.  A portrait-driven piece, Que Chola features paintings, sculpture, photography and other creations honoring the Latina archetype.

The show also features a photo board with images submitted by guests.  Information on submitting photos for consideration can be found at the NHCC website.

Que Chola runs now through August 4th, 2019.  The National Hispanic Cultural Center is located on the southeast corner of Avenida Cesar Chavez and 4th Street in Albuquerque.