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Mark Menjivar’s “Northern Triangle” (installation view), 2015, is a traveling exhibition looking at the past 100 years of U.S. intervention in Latin America and how it relates to the refugee crisis at the border. Meet the artist and learn more about his work May 11.
LA GRANDE, Ore. May 4, 2017 – Eastern Oregon University’s art department is hosting San Antonio based artist Mark Menjivar giving a public talk about his work at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 11 in Huber Auditorium in Badgley Hall.
Menjivar’s work explores diverse subjects through photography, archives, oral history and objects. Some main project topics have included immigration, capital punishment, luck, food and family. His work has been exhibited at venues including The Houston Center for Photography, The San Antonio Museum of Art, Threewalls in Chicago, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Krannert Art Museum.
Menjivar is a member of Borderland Collective, which utilizes collaborations between artists, educators, youth and community members to engage complex issues and build space for diverse perspectives, meaningful dialogue, and modes of creation and reflection around border issues.
He completed his bachelor’s of art in social work from Baylor University and a master of fine arts in social practice from Portland State University.
For more information, contact Kerri Rosenstein in the art department at email@example.com or 541-962-3467.
> See more of the artist’s work at www.markmenjivar.com.
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