Adriana Corral Unearthed: Desenterrado
In the Gallery
April 22- May 24, 2019
Lecture and Reception
About The Exhibition:
In her socially engaged practice Texas-based artist Adriana Corral investigates universal themes of loss, human rights violations, concealment, and memory. Her rigorous research-based practice and solicitous process draws from the fields of anthropology, journalism, gender studies, and human rights legal studies. For this body of work, Corral draws on her extensive research into the historical treatment of Mexican manual laborers and farmworkers who passed through official U.S. processing centers in the early- and mid-twentieth century. Corral received her Master of Fine Arts from The University of Texas at Austin and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso. In 2016, Corral was invited to attend the 106th session of the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. She was also selected for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant and was named one of the "18 Artists to Watch" by Modern Painters. She recently attended the International Artist-in-Residence at Artpace and the Künstlerhaus Bethanien Residency in Berlin, Germany.
Image details: Unearthed: Desenterrado; 2018; site-specific public installation at Rio Vista Processing Farm, El Paso, TX; 60 ft flagpole, 18'x30' white cotton flag, embroidered golden and bald eagle on either side (photograph by Adriana Corral)