South American Roots was a show curated by Selvaggio Dordetti at the Diego Rivera Gallery in San Francisco, California.

Selvaggio Dordetti, Daniela Parrado & Vivian Vivas

South American Roots brings forth the works of three artists who have made the move to the United States from South America, Brazil and Colombia, under different circumstances.

The works of these artists explore their origins in relationship with who they are today while living in an environment that is culturally very different from where they used to call home.

Through art, they aim to express themselves and create dialogues on the representations of South America and how living in a different country has changed their perceptions and perspectives on the places where they come from.

Drawing inspiration from childhood, identity, political issues and even food, being South American has a different meaning to each participating artist.

Guiomar, 20”x36” by Selvaggio Dordetti

Mother’s Touch, 18”x32” by Selvaggio Dordetti