event recap

Señorita Cinema - 11/1/2019

Señorita Cinema - 11/1/2019

During 2018 when I was freelancing and doing my creative practice full-time, I set the goal to experiment with video as a new medium in my practice. I found the medium challenging and uncomfortable. The thing that no one tells you is that growth requires all of you; and growth feels challenging and uncomfortable.

In this format, I found a way to grow my storytelling skills in a digitally intimate way. I also found the encouragement to keep going. Big shoutout to my homie Angel Yau for giving me my first taste of video art and performance at her series, VHS Presents. YOU DA BEST, Angel!

In my move to Texas, I’m grateful to continue building my creative community and creative practice. Which has led to this happy announcement:

I screening my first video work at Señorita Cinema on November 1-3, 2019.
This film festival is the world’s only Latina film festival.
My screening took place on Saturday, November 2 at 7 pm.

Full schedule available here.

San Anto Zine Fest - 10/5/19

Art by  Shelby Criswell !

I was thrilled to be part of San Anto Zine Fest (SAZF) on October 5, 2019. The organizers are super bad ass women who have created the largest zine fest in San Antonio, TX.  Read my piece in Texas Monthly about the fest!

The beautiful brains behind SAZF: Natasha Hernadez, nurse, writer, and co-publisher of St. Sucia and Isabel Ann Castro, illustrator and co-publisher of St. Sucia; Suzy González, visual artist and co-publisher of Yes Ma’am Zine; Ana Ortiz, poet and co-publisher of La Liga Zine and Isabel Cepeda, visual/sound artist and co-publisher of La Liga Zine. Also, Emma Hernandez at SAPL helped make this fest happen.

This was my first time vending in San Antonio, TX. Also, I led a workshop at SAZF along with my sister who is an Art Therapist! Our session was titled “Beyond Treat Yo Self: Self-Care Zine Workshop” in the Latino Collection and Resource Center.

Event Details:
October 5, 2019
9 am - 4:30 pm,

Workshop at 2 pm
Free at San Antonio Public Library

Documenting the Nameplate - 9/19/19

In my second Houston + NYC collaboration, I’m happy to announce that Documenting The Nameplate will be in Houston for two nights. I met the creators, Marcel and Isabel, at their archive party in Brooklyn. Ever since, I’ve been a huge fan of their work. Check out their Top Rank podcast on the topic as well.

After learning about their plans to visit Houston, I was excited to collaborate to make their visit to H-town memorable.

Come and learn about their project at their talk at University of Houston on 9/18.

Also, get your nameplate scanned at Sawyer Yards on 9/19. All free and open to the public!

UPDATE: Event was cancelled due to flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda.

Images from when I got my nameplate scanned at their archive party. Photos by Naima Green

Tintero Projects Reading at MFAH - 9/5/19

Tintero Projects Reading at MFAH - 9/5/19

L-R: Natasha Carrizosa, Juan Avalos, Alexander P. Garza, Amanda Ortiz, Yeiry Guevara, Lupe Mendez

L-R: Natasha Carrizosa, Juan Avalos, Alexander P. Garza, Amanda Ortiz, Yeiry Guevara, Lupe Mendez

I’ve been away from Texas for over 8 years. There has been a lot of learning and growing (everyday!) since I returned to my hometown from NYC. One of the most important NYC lessons I wanted to continue was finding my creative community. Over the last few months, I have had the good fortunate to connect with so many creative brains. This event was particularly important to me because it took place at a local institution where I had my earliest memory of art. Thank you Lupe Mendez at Tintero Projects for including me with other wonderful local writers. Thank you Sydney and Veronica at the MFAH for making this event possible.

About the Event:
Enjoy a unique literary experience as the MFAH collaborates once again with Tintero Projects. In the galleries of Between Play and Grief: Selections from the Latino American Collection, five professional Houston writers perform written pieces inspired by works of art from the exhibition.

Event Details:
7-8 pm on September 5, 2019
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
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Antonio Berni,  Carnaval de Juanito,  1962, collage, collection of Gail and Louis K. Adler. © José Antonio Berni

Antonio Berni, Carnaval de Juanito, 1962, collage, collection of Gail and Louis K. Adler. © José Antonio Berni

Fresh Arts Summit - 7/20/19

Fresh Arts Summit - 7/20/19

Workshop Presenter for the Fresh Arts Summit

Workshop Presenter for the Fresh Arts Summit

It was a blast to present at the Fresh Arts Summit on 7/20. I led a session titled “Applications 101”, Session F4. Check out Fresh Arts and all their services for Houston Artists. Register here by 7/14.

About the Summit:

”The Fresh Arts Summit is a 2-day conference offering 20+ skill-building workshops, expert lectures, artist panels + round table discussions, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities. The Summit is ideal for emerging to established artists, makers, and creatives of all disciplines who seek to advance their entrepreneurial skills, expand their peer network, and tap into local resources.”

Session Details:
Session F4. Essentials: Applications 101 with Yeiry Guevara

Grants, fellowships, residencies, etc. etc. They all require an application, but where do you even start? Artist, writer, and Grants Manager for Houston Arts Alliance Yeiry Guevara will cover application basics by establishing working definitions of common application terms, best practices, and what to look out for when applying for certain opportunities. 

Event Details:
July 19-20, 2019
Silver Street Studios
2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007

The Unapologetic Street Series Pop-Up - 4/20/19

The Unapologetic Street Series Pop-Up - 4/20/19

Salvi Dream Team Collaborators: Moe Penders, Johanna Toruño and Yeiry Guevara

Salvi Dream Team Collaborators: Moe Penders, Johanna Toruño and Yeiry Guevara

Flyer Design by  Iliana of Grow.Mija

Flyer Design by Iliana of Grow.Mija

As an artist, I’m always open to collaborating. Upon my move to Texas, one of my main goals was to host and create events in the trillest city on earth, Houston. When I learned my NYC Homie Johanna was on tour, we were able to connect to bring her art project, The Unapologetic Street Series (formerly known as The Unapologetically Brown Series) to Houston. The pop-up found a perfect home with Moe Pender’s show, El Chow: Mango Verde at Sabine Street Studios.

Major thanks to: Moe for all their incredible work to make this event possible; Somos Semillas & Sphynx Houston for the delicious vegan food. Excellent tunes provided by DJ Emily Eareta.

Event Details:
April 20, 2019
2 - 7 pm
Free at Sabine Street Studios, HTX

LA Times Festival of Books - 4/14/19

all Salvi women panel at the country’s biggest literary festival! OMG!

It was a  true honor to present on this panel titled “Cultural Preservation Through Writing” at the LA Times Festival of Books 2019. I was alongside the amazing Marty Preciado, Yesika Salgado and Karla T. Vasquez. These women have my complete admiration and I was over the moon excited to share a stage with them. Thank you Marty for making this happen. Thank you Yesika and Karla for the necessary and beautiful art you both create. Thank you siblings for the immense support. Thank you all who showed up and/or sent your support from abroad.

L.A., you have my heart always.

Left to right: Marty Preciado, Yeiry Guevara, Yesika Salgado, Karla T. Vasquez for L.A. Times Festival of Books 2019

Left to right: Marty Preciado, Yeiry Guevara, Yesika Salgado, Karla T. Vasquez for L.A. Times Festival of Books 2019

Check out our interview with Bla Blah Show TV, broadcasted nationally in Mexico.

Sunday, April 14, 2019  
10:30 - 11:30 am
University of Southern California, Salvatori Computer Science Center 101
See link for event info - requires a ticket! RSVP there.

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Buena Conmigo-Lotería Exhibition - 12/8/18

A year after my first art show ever in this space, I’m so proud to be showing all new pieces at Hardy & Nance Studios again. I created these original images for the “Buena Conmigo-Lotería Exhibtion”, organized by the East End Studio Gallery

The show is lotería themed so I put a Salvi spin on this classic latinx game. 

My Salvi Lotería Pieces: “El Cuzuco” & “El Jicaro”

My Salvi Lotería Pieces: “El Cuzuco” & “El Jicaro”

Sadly, I will not be able to attend in person but check out the show and see other great pieces. 

Event Details  

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Gallery Viewing: 1 - 4 pm

Loteria Game: 4:30 - 8 pm

The Hardy & Nance Studios

902 Hardy St, Houston, TX 77020

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Zine Fest Houston - 11/17/18


Houston, I was so happy to be part of this reading and discussion panel at Zine Fest Houston 2018.

Thanks Reyes for inviting me to be a part of “Latinx Zinesters in Texas: A Reading and Discussion Featuring Reyes Ramirez, Claudia Delfina Cardona, Yeiry Guevara, and moderated by S Rodriguez.”

I sold copies of my zines and tiny zines at the event as well.


Event Details

Saturday, November 17, 2018

4:00 - 5:00 pm - Panel & Reading

Lawndale Arts Center

4912 Main St., Houston, TX 77002

Free for all ages

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Thank you Moe + Maria for the pics!

Miércoles de Poesía en San Salvador - 11/14/18


Por la primera vez, pude leer mi poesía en persona en San Salvador, El Salvador. Estaba súper emocionada de poder compartir mis obras en mis tierras ancestrales. Gracias Janel, Alberto y el conjunto de Los Tacos de Paco por invitarme y todo el esfuerzo que hacen para promover la poesía en Centroamérica.

Detalles sobre el Evento:

Miércoles, 14 de noviembre a las 7:30 pm

En Los Tacos de Paco, Colonia Miramonte, Avenida Los Andes 2931, San Salvador, El Salvador

Entrada Gratis para Toda Edades

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For the first time ever, I did an in-person reading in San Salvador, El Salvador. I was super excited to share my work and to bring it all home! Thank you Janel, Alberto and the team at Los Tacos de Paco for inviting me and for all the amazing work y’all do for poetry in Central America.

Event Details:

Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30 pm

At Los Tacos de Paco, Colonia Miramonte, Avenue Los Andes 2931, San Salvador, El Salvador

Free Entry for All Ages

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Orgullo Latinx: El Salvador - 10/19/18


I spoke at this great event with a dear friend of mine, Sayre Quevedo. I was thrilled to share my experience with the college students.

About the Event

Join the Student Organization of Latinxs this Friday for one of our biggest events of the year: Orgullo Latinx!

This year, we have decided to celebrate El Salvador through an evening of games, performances by Cáthia, traditional Salvadoran dishes like pupusas and empanadas de plátano, and an art showcase! 

We will also be hosting Yeiry Guevara and Sayre Quevedo as speakers, as well as Karen López (CC '18) as MC for the evening!

Through this event, we hope to uplift Central American voices that are often excluded from conversations on Latinx identity and representation, migration, and US interventionism.

¡Lxs esperamos!
Friday October 19, 2018 from 7 - 10 PM
Columbia University
Lerner Broadway Room
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CISPES Reading - 10/11/18


I had a reading with CISPES at their event: Fight for Water in El Salvador on October 11, 2018.
Free & open to the public!

About The Event

Please join the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) raise awareness about the fight against water privatization in El Salvador. This event will have a report back on this major issue threatening the 6 million people living in El Salvador, and will also have performances by Salvadoran & Central American poets. 

Performances by:
Cruz Kontrol
Gilmarie Brioso
The Daizeez
Yeiry Guevara
Christopher Soto

American Indian Community House
39 Eldridge St

October 11, 2018
6:30 - 9:00 pm

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LatinX: When Identity Is Hashtagged Panel - 10/10/18

Twitter Panel. Left to right: Laura, Janel, Juliana, Gabe, Kat and Yeiry

Twitter Panel. Left to right: Laura, Janel, Juliana, Gabe, Kat and Yeiry

It was a real dream come true to be part of this talented panel discussing #Latinx Identity for Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, which took place at Twitter NYC. Thank you to Lauren of Twitter ALAS & Janel of Ain’t I Latina for organizing this amazing event. Free and open to the public! RSVP here. Check out event photos below.


Panel Featuring

Juliana Pache, Social Media Director at The Fader
Kat Lazo, Director/Producer/Host of The Kat Call
Yeiry Guevara, Writer/Artist
Gabe Gonzalez, Comedian/Writer
Janel Martinez, Creator/Editor-in-Chief of Ain’t I Latina

About The Event

Join us as we host an insightful panel discussion on how the #Latinx identity and community is celebrated, discussed, and fostered through Twitter during #HispanicHeritageMonth. 

Oct 10, 2018
6:00 pm 

Twitter Headquarters
249 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011

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Antidote Anniversary Celebration - 8/25/18

August 25, 2018 - Antidote Anniverary Celebration

Antidote Books turned 1 year old! In the past year, the owners and my dear friends Ruth and Jeremy, have worked endlessly to create a communal space for literature in Putney, VT. To celebrate this achievement, Antidote Books hosted a day full of fun events at the store.

It's a joy to see their efforts thrive in the community and a big honor to celebrate with them. I hosted my workshop titled "Intergenerational Trauma + The Creative Process" which details the production of "Vos Cipota", my zine based on intergenerational trauma. 

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About the Event

Antidote Books would not exist were it not for the support, belief and inspiration of our community. To anyone who has ever shopped at Antidote, attended one of our events, taught a workshop, or read their work at our bookshop, we express our immense gratitude.  Join us for this celebratory event with cake, raffle and refreshments! 10% of our one year anniversary event proceeds will go to Community Asylum Seekers Project VT.


About the Workshop  

Yeiry Guevara is a first-generation Salvadoran whose work seeks to create representation and visibility for communities of color. After releasing her zine “Vos Cipota,” she saw the need from her community to have conversations about intergenerational healing.

In the interactive workshop titled Intergenerational Trauma + Creativity, Yeiry will share what she learned in the production of “Vos Cipota” by breaking down her process: how to “know” what you don’t know, how to hold space for deep conversation with parents/elders, how to take care of yourself when you do get into the deep end of learning your history, and the role of self-care.


Schedule of Events

3 pm - "Skip to the End" Book Launch with Graphic Novelist Jeremy Holt

5 pm - "Intergenerational Trauma + The Creative Process" Workshop hosted by Yeiry Guevara

7 pm - Poetry Reading with Didi Jackson and Major Jackson



Antidote Books
120 Main St., Putney, VT 05346

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Brown Paper Zine & Small Press Fair - 6/30/18 & 7/1/18

Brown Paper Zine & Small Press Fair - 2018

Summer in NYC is the best! Sunshine, lots of fun events and ice cream trucks in every corner. I vended at Brown Paper Zine & Small Press Fair for both days this summer.  The event was free and for all ages!

About the Event

Brown Paper Zine & Small Press Fair
June 30 - July 1
12 - 6 pm

The James Room at Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

3 Dot Zine presents the second annual Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair, an environment where the creative efforts of Black artists and artists of color working in self publishing and printed mediums are exposed and proliferated. 3 Dot Zine is a collaborative, submission-based zine founded by artist Devin N. Morris in 2014 as a way to extend the reach of important dialogues Morris was having with his peers. For the second annual Brown Paper Zine & Small Press Fair we are excited to partner with the Studio Museum in Harlem. This Studio Salon program is presented as part of inHarlem, a dynamic range of initiatives, strategies, and activities built on the foundation of the Museum’s artist’s projects, permanent collection, and collaborative programs in the Harlem neighborhood.

Taking place at Barnard Hall, with the support of the Barnard Library, this year’s fair weaves together zine makers and artists within a broader community that has historically acted as a cultural quilt of sorts--composed of Black American life, artistic development, diversity and overall excellence. Like quilts, zines utilize similar properties in their design, composition, and binding. Multilayered publications, filled with visual and written dialogues, advice, and personal and political insights, act as places where care and direct communication are prioritized.

The mission remains to heighten visibility for artists of color and to encourage participation in fair environments and the self publishing industry at large.

Nauter xxyz
Khari Ricks 
A. J. Hayes
Celeste Rita Baker
La Chamba
La Liga Zine
Endless Editions
Te Aprecio Foto
Aurora Diaz
Townies Zine
Waller Gallery
Taehee Whang
Homie House Press
Jasjyot Singh Hans
For Your Eyes To Eat
Yeiry Guevara
Wyeth Moss
Rafia's World
Margot Terc / LUNA RIO
Secret Riso Club
Soumya Dhulekar

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Reading with St. Sucia - 5/28/18


I'm a huge fan of St. Sucia and I was so honored to have shared a magical evening with a number of talented poets on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Kaleidoscope Kollective. Lots of happy tears and beautiful words were exchanged. Thank you all who attended!!

From Left: Isabel Ann Castro of St. Sucia, Eugenia Nicole, Yeiry Guevara, Alma Rosa Rivera, Xitlalic Guijosa, Rebecca Gonzales. First Row: Natasha Hernandez of St. Sucia

From Left: Isabel Ann Castro of St. Sucia, Eugenia Nicole, Yeiry Guevara, Alma Rosa Rivera, Xitlalic Guijosa, Rebecca Gonzales. First Row: Natasha Hernandez of St. Sucia

Eugenia Nicole Reading with St. Sucia on May 28, 2018

Eugenia Nicole Reading with St. Sucia on May 28, 2018

L.A. Zine Fest - 5/27/18

L.A. Zine Fest took place on May 27, 2018 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Poster designed by  Rich  of  Originals Por Vida .

L.A. Zine Fest took place on May 27, 2018 at the Pasadena Convention Center.
Poster designed by Rich of Originals Por Vida.

Vending at LAZF 2018

Vending at LAZF 2018

For the first time ever, I took my art to the West Coast. I was a proud vendor at the 7th Annual L.A. Zine Fest on May 27, 2018. It was a dream come true to share my work with the L.A. community. I met some of my favorite creators from around the country such as St. Sucia, Breena Nuñez Peralta, Frijolera Press, Brown and Proud Press who also vended at the festival. Check out the exhibitor list here. Plus, I gave a workshop on the creative process behind my zine "Vos Cipota" during the festival.

Big List of Thank You's:

  • LAZF organizers for believing in my work and letting me part of this monumental event
  • Everyone who stopped by my table and supported the festival
  • Workshop attendees: it was a joy to chat with you and share insights
  • My sister and Suzy for their eternal support

About The Event:

This year's Fest will feature 200 zinesters, writers, illustrators, comix creators, photographers, and more—selling, trading and sharing their work, and celebrating self-publishing and DIY culture in the community. Free admission!

A small slice of the large scale festival

A small slice of the large scale festival

Sunday, May 27, 2018
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Conference Center at the Pasadena Convention Center
300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

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Shoutout to the GOAT @SheaSerrano for the boost of confidence & support! 

Isthmus Roots: A Celebration of Central American Creativity & Storytelling - 5/26/18

Event flyer designed by Victor of Dichos de un bicho

Los Angeles, you came through on Saturday 5/26 to talk all things Central American. I’m so proud to have been an organizer and presenter alongside such a great panel. It was like #CentralAmericanTwitter, but in IN REAL LIFE! Truly, a monumental evening where stories were exchanged and inspiration swam heavy in the room. Thank you all who attended!

About the event:  

Central American Art & Beauty, Dichos de un bicho, Radio No Jodás, & Yeiry.com present:
Isthmus Roots: A Celebration of Central American Creativity & Storytelling

Saturday, May 26th, 2018
5PM - 8PM
Eastside Cafe
5469 Huntington Dr N,
Los Angeles, CA 90032 (El Sereno)

Attention L.A.! Come and meet talented Central American creatives & storytellers! Utilizing a wide variety of media--ranging from music, comics, zines, art curation, and academic research--each featured panelist utilizes their platform(s) to speak and amplify the stories of their respective communities. Moreover, they represent the strength, resilience, and diverse beauty of the Central American isthmus.

Featured Panelists: 

Moderated by Gloria Figueroa & Henry Nicia, from Radio No Jodás

Music generously provided by  Radio Pulgarcito, (Linda Nuves, Sister Mantos, gfunktrece)

Special thanks to Angela Flores and the Collective from Eastside Cafe for generously providing the space to host this event. Shoutout to Patria Coffee for providing refreshments and to VCHOS Food Truck for their yummy food. Also, much gratitude to Zaira Miluska, Wendy Rodriguez, Yeiry Guevara, Brigette Lugo, Gloria Figueroa, and Victor Interiano for organizing this event.

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Pre-Event Coverage - Remezcla Article

Post-Event Coverage - Next City Article

Event Images below graciously captured by Felix Quintana.
View the full set here: Photo Album by Felix Quintana

Below is the full lifestream recording by Central American Empowerment Network

Twitter Moment based on #IsthmusRoots

VHS Presents: Family - 5/19/18

VHS Presents: Family, a screening of personal video archives. 

VHS Presents: Family, a screening of personal video archives. 

May, you're too kind to me! Here's to another first: I did my first performance on May 19, 2018. Super excited to be part of the VHS Presents series at Videology, hosted by my wonderful friend Angel Yau and Ross Brunetti. I showed a montage of home movies from 1997. Tons of cute lil Yeiry, see gif for example.

Lil Yeiry Feeding Cows in 1997

Lil Yeiry Feeding Cows in 1997

VHS Presents: Family
May 19, 2018
Videology in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
2 pm

About the show:

Adult Yeiry Presenting in 2018

Adult Yeiry Presenting in 2018

THIS MONTH we will be screening videos of our past that highlight our families in all their weird, beautiful, loving, cringey glory. Whether they showered us with embarrassing affection or discouraged (and ultimately inspired!) us through their own repressed problems, we have the videos to prove why we became the people that we are. Come laugh with us at our ridiculous families!

Each month we bring together some of the best comedians and performers in NYC to show you the videos they made in their embarrassing adolescence. We’ve seen school projects, Tarentino knock offs, PSAs, high school musicals, and many other ways that children embarrass themselves before they become adults that embarrass themselves on stage purposefully.

Line up :
Anita Flores
Lorena Russi Serna
Yeiry Guevara
Matt Proctor
Jon Hart

Angel Yau and Ross Brunetti


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