‘Hope of Another Possible World’ on Display

An Upper East Side exhibit features the work of two artists, Francisco Donoso and Maria De Los Angeles, whose art reflects their experiences as immigrants. Jason Cohen writes for Our Town Downtown:

Donoso and De Los Angeles were born in Ecuador and Mexico respectively and both are DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients. Their work explores ideas of place, migration and the experience of being an undocumented immigrant in the United States. Through their work as artists and educators, they investigate the problems with immigration, touching on how conversations surrounding this issue are often intertwined with racism, xenophobia and colonialism.

De Los Angeles teaches art at the Pratt Institute. She moved to NYC in 2011 to study at Pratt. Donoso came to the city, also in 2011, to study at Purchase College.

“As an immigrant, there are things where you are constantly oscillating between spaces and those spaces can be between mental, physical or financial,” he said. “The sense of back and forth of movement in between spaces is what guides my work.”

The show is organized by Chashama which works with property owners to turn unused real estate space to exhibition sites. “Esperanza de Otro Mundo Posible/Hope of Another Possible World” is on view at 340 East 64th St. through April 18. Read more at Our Town Downtown.

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