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Adláteres and the Unexpected Journey Works by Carmen Chami

July 1, 2021 – January 16, 2022 Xicágo Gallery
Adlteres Migrantes Oil On Canvas 46x30 In 2019
Carmen Chami (b. 1974, Mexico City), Adláteres Migrantes (Migrant minions), 2019, oil on canvas / óleo sobre tela, Courtesy of the artist

Through her extensive understanding of Mexican Baroque painting and figurative style, Carmen Chami (b.1974, Mexico City) creates artwork that reveals unintended journeys with travelers who are compelled to join in – whether voluntarily, out of complaisance, or necessity. Likewise, Adláteres (Minions) and the Unexpected Journey illustrates Carmen Chami’s love of compelling narratives where she provides each character a voice as she enters into their innermost world. 


Dolores Mercado

Organizing Institution

National Museum of Mexican Art


All images below are a glimpse into the exhibition for those who could not attend in person. Photo credit: Michael Tropea

Exhibition Highlights

City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Chicago Park District
Illinois Arts Council Agency

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