Migratory Aesthetics

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.

ERIKA HARRSCH ,  Euroespecímenes  2011 - 2016 Archival ink print on cotton paper, cutout and hand painted butterflies and entomological boxes. 23 of the boxes contain a eurospecimen and one box contains 23 pinned tags with information on each extinct specimen: the name of the currency, the country where it comes from and the day each one went out of circulation. 170 x 100 cm

ERIKA HARRSCH, Euroespecímenes 2011 - 2016 Archival ink print on cotton paper, cutout and hand painted butterflies and entomological boxes. 23 of the boxes contain a eurospecimen and one box contains 23 pinned tags with information on each extinct specimen: the name of the currency, the country where it comes from and the day each one went out of circulation. 170 x 100 cm

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 CuratorGabriela 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.

www.rofaprojects.com

Alejandro Pintado ,  Untitled , 2018, Charcoal and acrylic on raw linen 120 x 80 cm

Alejandro Pintado, Untitled, 2018, Charcoal and acrylic on raw linen 120 x 80 cm

Erika Harrsch,   United States of North America Passport , 2016 Mixed Media 8 × 6 × 2 1/4 in 20.3 × 15.2 × 5.7 cm

Erika Harrsch, United States of North America Passport, 2016 Mixed Media 8 × 6 × 2 1/4 in 20.3 × 15.2 × 5.7 cm


Fernando Poyón   Una luz, una sombra  Digital print on canvas 100 x 150 cms. Edition 2 of 3 + 2 artist proofs

Fernando Poyón
Una luz, una sombra
Digital print on canvas
100 x 150 cms.
Edition 2 of 3 + 2 artist proofs

Santiago Vélez    Refugee is a refugee, 2018   Collage, Photography, blanket ends 33 x 44 cm

Santiago Vélez
Refugee is a refugee, 2018
Collage, Photography, blanket ends
33 x 44 cm

Angel Poyón    Untitled  Photography Edition 1 of 3 106 x 82 cm

Angel Poyón
Untitled

Photography
Edition 1 of 3 106 x 82 cm

Lester Rodríguez   Every land is a border,  2016 wood and paint  25 x 200 cm

Lester Rodríguez
Every land is a border,
2016
wood and paint
25 x 200 cm

Nohemi Perez   Untitled , 2019 Watercolor on paper 29 x 39 cm

Nohemi Perez Untitled, 2019
Watercolor on paper 29 x 39 cm

Santiago Vélez    Dignity,  2017 Photography and thermal blacket

Santiago Vélez
Dignity,
2017
Photography and thermal blacket

Mauricio Esquivel   Displacement Line,  2015 Hand-cutted coins for wall intervention Size: Variable

Mauricio Esquivel Displacement Line, 2015 Hand-cutted coins for wall intervention Size: Variable