Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place features site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. Dynamic artworks were created by Carmen Argote (Los Angeles), Jaime Carrejo (Denver), Gabriel Dawe (Dallas), Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio), Daniela Edburg (San Miguel de Allende), Justin Favela (Las Vegas), Ana Teresa Fernández (San Francisco), Ramiro Gomez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Angeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe), and Xochi Solis (Austin).
These artists examine diverse narratives of migration and the complex layering of cultures throughout the Western United States through ideas related to labor, nostalgia, memory, visibility, and displacement. Installations incorporate mixed media, performance-based video art, digital animation, fiber constructions, painting, sculpture, and ceramics.
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place is organized by the Denver Art Museum, and is curated by Rebecca Hart, curator of modern and contemporary art at the DAM. An exhibition catalog is available in The Shops and online.
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place is organized by the Denver Art Museum. It is presented by Bank of America with generous exhibition funding also provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Vicki and Kent Logan, the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post. Special thanks to the Mexican Cultural Center.
Additional generous support for Daniela Edburg’s Uprooted is provided by the Hamilton Family Foundation through the Hamilton Collaborative: a Visiting Artist Program of the University of Denver and the Denver Art Museum. Jaime Carrejo’s One-Way Mirror is funded by Demiurge LLC and Ramiro Gomez’s Lupita by Jim and Julie Taylor.