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Origins & Displacements: Essay, Events, and Press


We Been Here: William Camargo and the Arts of Counterstories (English)PDF File Opens in new window
by Joseph Daniel Valencia, Independent Curator and Exhibitions & Program Manager, Vincent Price Museum



  • Saturday, November 7 | 4:00 – 4:30 PM
  • Watch it on Instagram Live via @begovichgallery

Artist William Camargo continues his on-going body of work, examining Orange County’s history through performance. Using Santa Ana, California as a backdrop, Camargo reflects on the social depiction and erasure of Chicanx/Latinx people from history and not-too-distant past. This event will take place virtually and will stream live on Instagram. Follow the Begovich Gallery (@begovichgallery) to access.


In Conversation: William Camargo and Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Youth/Teen Zine-Making Workshop with William Camargo

  • Friday, December 11, 2020 | 6:00 pm | Zoom and YouTube
  • This event is for youth and teens ages 11 to 17 only
  • Register here | Advance registration required

Sketch Club with Adriana Martinez @SketchBookJunkie inspired by Origins & Displacements

  • Deets coming soon!

Third Thursdays Artist Talk with William Camargo, Jesus Cortez, and Maritza Geronimo


KCET Southland Sessions | November 3, 2020


Hyperallergic | October 27, 2020

Daily Pilot / OC | October 1, 2020




William Camargo: Origins and Displacements, Vols. 1 & 2

 The exhibition is in two-parts and presented as storefront installations viewable any time during the run of the exhibition at CSUF Grand Central Art Center & MUZEO. PLEASE NOTE: The Begovich Gallery and CSUF campus is closed to the public and is following COVID health and safety protocols.

[Vol. 1] CSUF Grand Central Art Center | 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 9270 |

[Vol. 2] MUZEO Museum & Cultural Center | 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805 |

The Begovich Gallery, in partnership with CSUF Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) and MUZEO Museum & Cultural Center, presents Origins & DisplacementsVols. 1 & 2, an on-going body of work examining Orange County’s history through contemporary photographs, videos, and performance produced by artist William Camargo. This two-part exhibition features Camargo’s artistic investigation that challenges the social depiction and erasure of Chicanx/Latinx people in historical documents, photographs, and news archives while recounting issues related to gentrification, systematic racism, and police brutality.

About the artist

William Camargo is a photo-based artist, educator and arts advocate. He received his MFA at Claremont Graduate University and his BFA at the California State University, Fullerton. He is currently serving as Commissioner of Heritage and Culture for the City of Anaheim, and the founder/curator of Latinx Diaspora Archives. Featured exhibitions include Mexican Cultural Center and Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, and The Ethelber Cooper Gallery of African and African American Arts at Harvard University.