William Estrada, 2019 NALAC Leadership Institute Fellow

William Estrada

  • Arts Education
  • Cicero, IL

William Estrada grew up assembling memories in California, Mexico, and Chicago. His teaching and art making practice focus on exploring inequity, migration, historical passivity, cultural recognition, self-preservation and media representation in marginalized communities. They document and engage experiences in public spaces to transform, question, and make connections to established and organic systems through discussion, creation, and amplification of stories through creativity already present. His current research is focused on developing community based and culturally relevant art projects that center power structures of race, economy, and cultural access in contested spaces. He is part of the Chicago ACT Collective.