Opening Reception for Deportable Aliens: New Work by Rodrigo Lara Zendejas


Opening Reception

Please join the National Museum of Mexican Art and for the opening reception of the new exhibition, Deportable Aliens: New Work by Rodrigo Lara Zendejas

This public reception will take place on Friday, July 24th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is free of charge. 

The work of Rodrigo Lara Zendejas (b. 1981, Toluca, Mexico) surveys politics, immigration, and social justice. Through a site-specific installation, Lara depicts the unjust Mexican Repatriation in the 1930s by the President Hoover and Roosevelt administrations. He portrays these events in a provocative, ironic, yet contemplative tone. The Great Depression engendered anti-immigrant sentiments that enabled the relocation of many people, most of whom were U.S. citizens of Mexican descent.

Exhibition Continues through February 28, 2016 in the Kraft Gallery

Curated by Dolores Mercado


Exhibition Funded by:

Chicago Park District. Illinois Arts Council, a state agency

City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Travel provided by Southwest Air 

Images: Rodrigo Lara Zendejas, Installation components componentes de la instalación, 2015, ceramic, 24”x12”x12” each, photo: Michael Tropea

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 6:00pm

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