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Rastros y Crónicas Women of Juarez

October 16, 2009 – February 14, 2010

Since 1993, more than 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 victims' 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


Dolores Mercado and Linda Xochitl Tortolero

Organizing Institution

National Museum of Mexican Art

Displayed at

Rubin & Paula Torres Gallery and Kraft Gallery