PRESS

ARTFORUM: Best of 2016
Artforum – Andy Campbell – December 2016

Are you Ready for Love?
Aperture – Maika Pollak – October 17, 2016

How X-Rated Feminist Art Came Into Power
Huffington Post – Priscilla Frank – September 14, 2016

Art: We are at the Center of the Universe
SF Weekly – Jonathan Curiel – April 20, 2016

Artist’s ‘Nude Laughing’ Exposes More Than Skin
HuffingtonPost – Tricia Tongco – April 8, 2016 

Reading Menstrual Rags Like Rorschach Tests
Hyperallergic – Dorothy Santos- November 11, 2015 

Xandra Ibarra Parodies Stereotypes with Playful Burlesque 
KQED Arts – Matthew Harrison Tedford – August 21, 2015 

This Month’s The News offers an All Oakland Lineup
East Bay Express – October 29, 2014

Projected Personae: Show Focuses on Human Body as Art Medium 
SFGate – Kimberly Chun – July 23,2014 

Gorgeousness Unbound  
SF Bay Guardian – Robert Avila – July 15, 2014 

The Alternative Hottie Who Also Likes Girls
Autostraddle – July 8, 2013

Stuck With You by Xandra Ibarra

In Dance (2012). Print.

Latina Performers Lead Burlesque Movement in U.S. 

Fox News Latino –  Stephanie Nolasco – October 09, 2012  

Provocative double bill at CounterPulse
SF Gate –  Kimberly Chun – September 19, 2012

Stage Listings – SF Bay Guardian
 SF Bay Guardian – Robert Avila  – September 25, 2012 

An Interview with Seth Eisen and Xandra Ibarra 
Stance on Dance –  Emmaly Wiederholt – September 2012 

Queer Performance Art Series “The News” Starts Strong          
SF Weekly – Kate Conger – February 2012

La Chica Boom Explodes Saturday Night in Cabaret Lunatique’s Celebrate the Mission
 SF Weekly – Keith Bowers  – May 2012

This is What A Lesbian Looks Like
Curve Magazine, 2011  [link]  [download]

Worse than Queer
 Art Practical, 2011 – Martha Martinez

La Chica Boom
Aorta Magazine feature, 2009   [download]

Kaleidoscope Delivered the Goods 
Seattle Gay News – Rajkahet Dirzhud-Rashid, 2008  [download] 

Femme Follies
Curve Magazine, 2007  [Page 1,  Page 2]

Border Crossing
NW Colors Magazine, 2005

“Ibarra’s performances are both an extension of and a departure from Jose´ Esteban Muñoz’s widely heralded formulation of disidentification: The moment of her falling apart is precisely the moment she comes back into her racialized identity—her fucked life.”                                                                                                            – Andy Campbell, ARTFORUM

Ibarra entered the sack and engaged in a seemingly masturbatory episode with the wigs, ballerina slippers, pearls, and furs inside. The moment conjured the radicality of a queer downtown culture and New York communities largely lost to time—we were back in the Clit Club of the ’90s—and it was impressive that the event felt not nostalgic but living.” —Maika Pollak, Aperture

“Large-scale artworks by the likes of Koons, Christopher Wool and El Anatsui were rendered stagnant and dead when juxtaposed with Ibarra’s lively presence, fleshy body and hysterical laughter.”
— Tricia Tongco, Huffington Post

“La Chica Boom pushes at the boundaries of the term “queer,” advocating for a broader application of the word than in reference to sexuality alone.”
— Kate Conger, SF Weekly

“A puissant abstraction, seriously unsettling and completely mesmerizing in her vaguely menacing flirtation with her audience…” – Robert Avila, SF Bay Guardian

“… provocative, edgy pieces at which the artist, community organizer, and neo-burlesque performer excels.” -Anna Pulley, East Bay Express

“Seductively Subversive”-CURVE Magazine

“Call it [FML] a doomy dive that somehow simultaneously strives for transcendence or transformation.” -Kimberly Chun, SF Gate

“Ibarra’s sharp and raunchy political burlesque channels rage and despair, dejection and defiance, from within concentric circles of representation, both social and aesthetic.”  -Robert Avila, SF Bay Guardian

“brilliant, hot and saucy”
– Annie Sprinkle

“piñata-fisting provocateur and performance phenom”
– SF weekly

“A woman that is oblivious to the pull of the ordinary and dives fist first”
– Autostraddle

“political and sexy at the same time”
– Seattle Gay News