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The work of Rodrigo Lara Zendejas (b.1981, Toluca, Mexico) surveys politics, immigration, and social justice. Through a site-specific installation, Lara depicted 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.
Rodrigo Lara Zendejas
National Museum of Mexican Art