[UCLA] Mercedes Dorame: Making Art on Tongva Land

Native American Indigenous artist and UCLA alumna Mercedes Dorame will deliver the keynote address at the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture’s 2022 commencement on Saturday, June 11th at 4 p.m. This will be the first commencement ceremony to be held in-person since 2019. Dorame is a member of the Tongva people, and her heritage … Read more

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Mercedes Dorame

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center The Tongva artist Mercedes Dorame is a 2003 UCLA graduate who earned a BA in American Literature and Culture and went on to receive an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She calls on her Tongva ancestry to engage the problematics of visibility … Read more