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Spanning forty years, this exhibition is the first career retrospective of Conceptual artist Celia Álvarez Muñoz (b. 1937, El Paso, TX). Featuring over thirty-five artworks – including large-scale immersive installations, photographic series, and book projects – this major exhibition highlights the artist’s playful, witty style, often characterized by her use of bilingual puns and mistranslations in both text and image. Muñoz often draws inspiration from her lived experience as a resident of the United States-Mexico borderlands.
This exhibition will be accompanied by a full-color publication and is curated by Dr. Kate Green, Chief Curator & Nancy E. Meinig Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at Philbrook Museum of Art, and Isabel Casso, Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
“Must-see museum show opening in Spring 2023”
—Art in America
“...the exhibition is, in its essence, a celebration of a woman, a proud Chicana and self-proclaimed ‘artivist,’ who has broken so many boundaries.”
—San Diego Union-Tribune
“At first glance, with the oversized illustrations and text, the bright colors and found objects suspended from the ceiling, it feels like stepping inside a children's book — on a massive scale.”
This exhibition is made possible with underwriting support from the Cochrane Exhibition Fund.
Top: Celia Alvarez Muñoz, Petrocuatl, 1988. Courtesy of the artist.