Fuera la Injusticia,
Fuera las Paredes

May 2017

The saying, "If not me, who? If not now, when?" remained engraved in my heart after hearing it. "Fuera la injusticia, fuera las paredes" (no more injustice, no more walls) is the message I want to express and share. If we see or experience injustices we should not remain silent. Taking off the walls that silence and block us from communicating about the wrongs in society because of fear or insecurities. We need to liberate those who live in unjust situations and create a better world for all together.

I focused on three main garments to reflect my feelings in a visual format. One represents the "wall" which is shown through a construction of a mask and a layered garment of different textiles. It represents the shell that dissembles our souls and the message hidden inside. When the wall gets destroyed it reveals the soul which shouts, "¡Fuera la injusticia, fuera las paredes!" which is what is beaded on the first dress in a hidden way. Now the soul is naked and revealed and is not willing to go back behind a wall, nothing will hold it back.

The other dress represents the awakening of the soul (”El Despertar”). Three beaded eyes in different stages of opening, waking up to fight for justice. 

These pieces were inspired by the psychedelic art movement in the 1960s and the groovy hidden texts within the illutrations.

Photographer/ Nisha Phongpetra
Model/ Hannah Eliza
Makeup/ Grace Margaretha




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︎︎︎Jan.13- Apr.29 2024 “Baja SIlvestre” Group Exhibition
Oceanside Museum of Art - OMA West Gallery at The Seabird Hotel

Opening Reception: January 31, 2024   6-8 pm
101 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054, United States

Ciudad de México:

Los Cabos:

San Diego:
Mingei Museum

San Francisco:
The Perish Trust

Flor del Norte





My name is Isa Guadalupe Medina and I am a designer and artist based in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. My work focuses on the intricacy and detail that is reflected from nature and my roots. The different motifs I create are inspired by feelings that emerge from the rare beauty and constant change of nature. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons The New School for Design, New York. Since then I have been focusing on creating hand-beaded and woven pieces that explore movement and transcendence of time in relation to the human body/experience.

Artist Statement

Through the years of creating and appreciating art, I realized that what I liked most about it was the process and time it took to create something. When I see a piece of art I wonder about the time, work and thought behind it. It is not just about making something beautiful or interesting but how it makes me feel and how much of my heart goes into it. I learned that loss is something that we all have to deal with at one point in our lives and we have to accept the inevitable. I began to explore with the unpredictable; dissolving materials, garments coming apart, transforming, playing around with the thought that nothing lasts forever, everything is transient. Change and transformation is what I want to explore more through my designs. The excitement and, yet, sadness of watching your creation come apart is what life is all about, constant change.

This is only the beginning of my exploration, the unpredictability of change.

- Isa Guadalupe Medina

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