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VPA Visiting Artist Series Welcomes Margarita Cabrera

The Visual & Public Art Visiting Artist Series welcomes Margarita Cabrera-her work centers on social-political community issues, including cultural identity, migration, violence, inclusivity, labor, and empowerment.

May 5, 2021

6:00pm8:00pm

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About the Artist: Margarita Cabrera’s work centers on social-political community issues, including cultural identity, migration, violence, inclusivity, labor, and empowerment. Cabrera creates sculptures made out of mediums ranging from steel, copper, wood, ceramics, and fabric, and has worked on a number of collaborative projects at the intersection of contemporary art practices, indigenous Mexican folk art, craft traditions, and US-Mexico relations. In addition to studying and preserving endangered cultural and craft traditions, Cabrera’s projects have served as an active investigation into the creation of just working conditions, and the protection of immigrant rights with an emphasis on creating social consciousness, generating solutions, and empowering all members of highly diverse communities.

Cabrera received an MFA from Hunter College in New York, NY. She currently lives and works in El Paso, Texas, where she recently had a two-year exhibit at the El Paso Museum of Art. Her most recent exhibitions include a show entitled “Pop Departures” at the Seattle Art Museum. Her work has been included in galleries such as 516Arts, Sara Meltzer, Walter Maciel, and Synderman-Works. Her work has been included in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; the McNay Museum San Antonio; the Sweeney Art Center for Contemporary Art at the University of California, Riverside, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, and El Museo del Barrio, NYC, LA County Museum of Art, CA. In 2012 she was a recipient of the Knight Artist in Residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC. Cabrera was also a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant.

Artist website: https://www.margaritacabrera.com/

Cabrera artwork cacti installation
Photo by: All images courtesy of the artist.
Cabrera artwork taco truck with pottery sign reads mexico abre la boca
Photo by: All images courtesy of the artist.
Cabrera artwork hummer vehicle made out of fabric
Photo by: All images courtesy of the artist.

All images courtesy of the artist.

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