Agua////Frontera: Solo Exhibit opening in Ciudad Juárez @ Juárez Contemporary
Agua///Frontera opened at Juárez Contemporary in Ciudad Juárez on July 23, 2015. This is the first solo exhibit of my (Zeke Peña's) work. I'm very grateful for the opportunity of having this exhibit go up, especially on the other side of the border in Mexico because of the works content. This exhibit features some work made for Waterbound, a transmedia project completed in 2014 with the support of a grant from MCAD in El Paso, as well as some new work, Tejas. Agua////Frontera features large scale oil paintings, a new series of pastel drawings, video installation, reference photos and participatory installation. This exhibit is about water & migration on the border. More specifically it focuses on migrant and border communities access to water. The work conveys a series of real narratives about migration, life on the border and our connection to water. I'm very thankful to Alejandro 'Luperca' Morales and his parents (Dina y José), Amor Por Juárez, Pika & Jellyfish Colectivo, as well as all the community members that have supported this project and my work. More detailed photos to follow.
Marina Monsisvais gave me an interview for this exhibit on El Paso's NPR station for KTEP's State of the Arts program. Listen here: Agua////Frontera on State of the Arts.