Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program Fall 2018 Adriana Corral

Joan Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence

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Adriana Corral

Texas
Emerging Artist Grant recipient (2015)
Awarded residency in 2017 and deferred to 2018
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Adriana Corral's practice is rigorously invested in research and collaboration. Through various projects, she connects and collaborates with community individuals, experts, and scholars ranging from families of victims of violence, artists, journalists, gender scholars, historians, and human rights attorneys. The information she gathers becomes the vital material that constructs her artistic practice. Corral creates sculptures, installations, and performances that address and respond to the endless violation of human rights and historical memory, which continue to be threatened, eroded, and erased over time. Corral received her Masters 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. Corral was invited to attend the 106th session of the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary disappearances at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland; awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant (2015); included in “Artists to Watch: 18 Exceptional New Talents” by Modern Painters; and attended the International Artist-in-Residence at Artpace, Künstlerhaus Bethanien Residency in Berlin, Germany. She is currently a Black Cube Fellow.

  • Memento, 2014, female victim names (Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico) transferred onto (3) walls, acetone, ash burial plot in the center of the space (dimensions of plot, 4 x 8 feet). Ashes obtained from name listings transferred onto wall, dimensions vary

  • Per Legem Terrae (By the Law of the Land), 2015, female victim names transferred on wall, ashes obtained from burned paper lists of victim names, soil collected along US/Mexican (El Paso, Texas/Juarez, Chihuahua) border. Dimensions vary, site-specific installation.
     

  • Sous Rature (Under Erasure), 2016, recreated versions of the UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights), first four pages (tablets) are composed from soil and gypsum and the remaining four pages (tablets) are composed from ash and gypsum. Site-specific burial plot (4 x 8 x 6 feet), bullet resistant glass, UDHR (8) tablets- 8 1/2 x 11inch, site-specific burial plot, 4 x 8 x 6 feet, bullet resistant glass, 4 x 8 feet x 1 1/2 inch.

  • Sous Rature (Under Erasure), 2016, recreated versions of the UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights), first four pages (tablets) are composed from soil and gypsum and the remaining four pages (tablets) are composed from ash and gypsum. Site-specific burial plot (4 x 8 x 6 feet), bullet resistant glass, UDHR (8) tablets- 8 1/2inch x 11inch, site-specific burial plot, 4 x 8 x 6 feet, bullet resistant glass, 4 x 8 feet x 1 1/2 inch.

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