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Deportable Aliens New Work by Rodrigo Lara Zendejas

July 24, 2015 – February 28, 2016

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.

Participating Artists

Rodrigo Lara Zendejas


Dolores Mercado

Organizing Institution

National Museum of Mexican Art

Displayed at

National Museum of Mexican Art Kraft Gallery