GILLESPIE GALLERY OF ART
August 29- September 28, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 29th, 5-7pm
Gallery Talk: Erika Harrsch, Thursday, September 19th, 1:45pm
About the Exhibition
This exhibition displays the work of 12 contemporary Latin American artists whose work has been influenced by personal experiences of migration. Their artworks reject borders but share common experiences of departure, discovery, abandonment, uprooting, rupture, pilgrimage, and reconstruction. These deterritorialized artists generate mestizo identities and create new definitions of their environment through their migratory aesthetics. The exhibition leads viewers through these transitional stages to reflect on the realities of migratory transformation.
Artists in the Exhibition
Mauricio Esquivel (b. El Salvador, 1983. Lives in New York) Manuela Viera Gallo (b. Rome, 1977. Lives in New York) Erika Harrsch (b. Mexico, 1976. Lives in New York) Muriel Hasbun (b. El Salvador, 1961. Lives in Washington DC) Walterio Iraheta (b. El Salvador, 1968. Lives in San Salvador, El Salvador) Ana de Orbegoso (b. Peru, 1964. Lives in New York)
Nohemi Perez (b. Tibú, Colombia, 1962. Lives in Bogota, Colombia) Alejandro Pintado (b. México, 1973. Lives in Mexico City) Ángel Poyon (b. Guatemala, 1976. Lives in Comalapa, Guatemala) Fernando Poyon (b. Guatemala, 1982. Lives in Comalapa, Guatemala) Lester Rodriguez (b. Honduras, 1984. Lives in Bogota, Colombia) Santiago Velez (b. Medellín, 1972. Lives in Medellín, Colombia and Barcelona, Spain)
Exhibition Curator: Gabriela Rosso of Rofa Projects
Gabriela Rosso is a Venezuelan psychologist, involved in the art world for more than 15 years. In the past as Director of the Daniela Chappard Foundation and curator of the art gallery of the foundation and the organization, she was responsible for several auctions of painting, sculpture and photography to support the work of the foundation in HIV/AIDS prevention. Then as Director of “Por Amor a Arte”, “Por Amor a Vida” in Brazil, she organized art auctions to finance private initiatives to support the fight against HIV/AIDS and violence against women. She is currently in charge of Rofa Projects, whose objectives are the promotion of art made by artists from Latin America.