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Talks | Apr 28 2020

Carlos Rosales-Silva: Borderland

Carlos Rosales-Silva focuses on the site-specific installation Borderland which was completed and presented at the 2020 Spring/Break Art Show in the days before the NYC lockdown began.

Named after the neighborhood and street where he grew up in El Paso, Texas, the project exists between painting, sculpture and installation, drawing from personal histories, colonialism, modernism, the vernacular of the southwest and Mexico, Mexican muralism, sign-making and civil rights activism.

Borderland, 2020, Artist presentation (detail), 15 min., Courtesy the artist.

Carlos Rosales-Silva is one of four artists participating in the 2020 NYC Artist Residency Program dedicated to artists whose practices fill in gaps in historical knowledge and represent a range of diverse voices traditionally underrepresented in the arts. The program is organized by Rachel Gugelberger, RU Residency Program Director/Curator of Programs together with Alyssa Alexander, NYC Residency Program Assistant.

The 2020 NYC Artist Residency Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council and generous support from individual donors.




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