Hurrican Irma/Maria and the recent earthquakes have left our community from Mexico, Puerto Rico, and many other islands in the Caribbean with complete devastation. That’s why on October 12th, Cósmica hosted Armada Fania’s benefit event to help those in need from these natural catastrophes. 100% of the ticket sales went to organizations helping those in need. There was music by Oscar Nñ, DJ Bembona, and Uproot Andy. We had a beautiful time!
Cósmica was part of the first ever San Anto Zine Fest! In partnership with the historic Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, there was all types of self published work including: comics, poetry, non-fiction, personal stories, anthologies, photography, art and more. We enjoyed seeing so many beautiful Tejanxs there!
We were invited by Mujeristas Collective to be part of Nosotras Zine Fiesta on September 15, 2017. The event was put together to highlight the mujeres/muxeres zine makers and artists that exist and uphold our community. During the event all our zines were bought to be part of the Latinx zine archive at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection in Austin, one of the premier libraries in the world focused on… Read More
During Rudio Fest 2017 we shared a tent with our magical sisters and sold zines and art during the two days of the festival. We listened to great music, protested Home Depot racist wall activation, got to hang out in Pilsen for the weekend, and ate some amazing mexa food. Gracias Chicago! <3
Cósmica had a Pop-up Shop at Noche Romántica hosted at Friends and Lovers with a special “Sister Takeover”. Dj Lamb Rabbit (Ottawa, Canada), Dj Best Bad (Femme Fatale, Los Angeles) played Cumbias, Boleros, Boogaloo, A go gó vinyls throughout the night and we danced the night away.
Brown Paper Zine Fest at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center April 29 & 30 We were invited by 3 Dot Zine and Kahlon, the Agency to table at the zine fair in Baltimore and it was amazing. We connected with so many people and like-minded organizations. Baltimore is poppin.
G.A.P. X MAMI Present: Art is Labor: A Day of Creative Advocacy and Critical Imagination DATE: SUNDAY APRIL 23RD, 2017 Cósmica was invited to table at the second annual event put on my MAMI. This year they collaborated with the collective Get Artists Paid to use the event to talk about art as labor. Cósmica member Barbara Calderón participated in the panel “Co-operative vs. Co-opting” discussing how to sustain ourselves as artists,… Read More
On March 16, 2017 Cósmica participated in the zine fair Zinister in the Bronx. It was amazing! Here is some background on the event written up on Remezcla: This Bronx Zine-Making Event is Highlighting the Borough’s POC & LGBTQ Artists