Visiting Artist, Art & Design Education
William Estrada grew up in California, Mexico, and Chicago. His teaching and artmaking practice focus on addressing inequity, migration, historical passivity, and cultural recognition in historically marginalized communities. He is currently a visual art teacher at Telpochcalli Elementary and faculty at the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
As a teacher, artist, and cultural worker he reports, records, reveals, and amplifies experiences you find in academic books, school halls, teacher lounges, kitchen tables, barrios, college campuses, and in the conversations of close friends to engage in radical imagination. His current research is focused on developing community-based and culturally relevant projects that center power structures of race, economy, and cultural access in contested spaces.