Artist Talk - Adán Vallecillo: Sedimentos

October 11, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
500 W University Ave, Seamon Hall Building, El Paso, TX 79968

Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at UTEP
Free and open to the public
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(915) 747-6151

Honduran multi-disciplinary artist Adán Vallecillo makes site-responsive and research-driven projects, many of which think about political economies and the natural world. Trained in visual art and sociology, Vallecillo considers the connections between abstraction and daily experience in his work, untangling the visual and historical relationships between Central America and the West. Within the legacies of extraction and exploitation embedded in Modernism, Vallecillo’s work finds a poetics of the quotidian. “Very simply, I try to facilitate these mediating encounters between material resources and symbols, in order to provoke changes in how we make sense of both the beauty and imperfections of the world,” he writes.

Vallecillo’s work is collected by major international public and private collections, including: CIFO Foundation, Miami, FL; Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York, NY; Sayago & Pardón, Los Angeles, CA; Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica; Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, CA; and Daros-Latinamerica, Zürich, Switzerland, among others. He has participated in biennials in Montevideo, Guatemala City, Curitiba, Venice, Havana, and Cuenca.

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