Deportable Aliens: New Work by Rodrigo Lara Zendejas

 

Deportable Aliens: New Work by Rodrigo Lara Zendejas, July 24, 2015

– February 28, 2016       

Summary: 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.

Participating Artists: Rodrigo Lara Zendejas

Curator: Dolores Mercado

Organizing Institution: National Museum of Mexican Art

Displayed at: National Museum of Mexican Art Kraft Gallery

Friday, July 24, 2015 to Sunday, February 28, 2016