Rastros y Crónicas: Women of Juarez


Rastros y Crónicas: Women of Juarez, October 16, 2009 – February 14, 2010     

Summary:  Since 1993, more then 500 women have been killed in Ciudad Juarez in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua.  For some time now, Mexican and Mexican American artists have been sensitive to the subject of Women in Juarez and have worked on diverse projects to share their perspective on this disturbing situation.  The thought provoking pieces throughout the exhibition serve as a chronicle of the struggles of Mexican women and the grievous deaths in Ciudad Juarez.  By generating awareness, the artwork supports the cause of the victim’ families who search for justice and truth.   The artists of Rastros y Crónicas compel the viewer to comprehend and sympathize with what the victims endured and what the living continue to face.  In this way, our generation and future generations will not forget or ignore the loss of life in Ciudad Juarez.

Participating Artists:  Adrianna Yadira Gallego, Ana Teresa Hernandez, Amalia Benavides, Ambra Polidori, Azul Luna, Carla Rippey, Cecilia Alvarez, Celia Alvarez Munoz, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, Ester Hernandez, Esperanza Gama, Eva Soliz, Favianna Rodriguez, Judithe Hernandez, Karen Musgrave, Linda Vallejo, Monica Huitron Flores, Patricia Acosta, Pilar Acevedo, Rocío Caballero, Rosario Guajardo, Sandra Vista, Stephanie Manríquez. Susan Plum, Veronica Cardoso Nagel. Victoria Delgadillo

Curator:  Dolores Mercado and Linda Xochitl Tortolero

Organizing Institution:  National Museum of Mexican Art

Displayed at: National Museum of Mexican Art Torres and KRAFT Galleries

Friday, October 16, 2009 to Sunday, February 14, 2010