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Pop-up: Los Porteños

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Local Latinx writers Octaviano Merecias, Ivonne Saed, and Juan Antonio Trujillo pop-up in the galleries to share their original works. This pop-up presented in collaboration with Los Porteños

This group is paired with the artwork Open Country by Larry Poons; found on the 2nd floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.


Los Porteños is a well of Latinx writers dedicated to raising their voices in the Portland community and to raising awareness of their diverse languages, canons, stories, and cultures.

Octaviano Merecias

Octaviano Merecias (Spanish, English, Mixtec), Portland, Oregon, is a digital visual storyteller, public speaker, trilingual writer, and seasoned educator, who works with social-emotional brain-targeted practices facilitating workshops, talks, discussion, forums, conferences, and digital-collaboratories with groups in the US and abroad.  A transnational citizen, a bicultural Oregonian, was born and raised in a small village in the Mixtec mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. Octaviano holds a Master’s Degree from the School of Language, Culture & Society at OSU and a teaching Certification focused on Higher Education issued by the Derek Bok Center at Harvard University.  Mr. Merecias is a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University in the Mind, Brain and Teaching Program.
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Ivonne Saed

Ivonne Saed is a graphic designer, writer, translator, and photographer who has extensively explored the crossroads between the visual and the textual, both in her creative work and in teaching. She is the author of the novel Triple crónica de un nombre (Triple Chronicle of a Name), which received a mention of honor in the Juan Rulfo National Award for First Novel in Mexico, and the non-fiction Sobre Paul Auster: Autoría, distopía y textualidad (On Paul Auster: Authorship, Dystopia and Textuality). She has taught literature at Oregon State University, Marylhurst University and Universidad Iberoamericana, and she has been a Delve guide since 2011.
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Juan Antonio Trujillo

Juan Antonio Trujillo is a Portland-based writer and filmmaker whose work is centered on the experiences of queer communities of color. He is currently working with collaborator SILV Films on a feature-length documentary on queer men of color and related creative writing.
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