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Adriana Corral
University of Texas at Austin
Faculty Sponsor: Margo Sawyer

Campo Algodon, Cuidad Juárez, 21 de Febrero de 2007
Transfer (Classified documents used in the Human Rights International courts
in Chile, defending the victims)

Artist Statement

Since the 1960s hundreds of women, usually students or maquiladora workers, have been kidnapped, raped, and murdered in Juárez, Mexico. Many cases go unsolved, the remains often so disfigured that identification is impossible. My installations navigate between Juárez and El Paso, where I grew up, translating my sense of mourning and outrage into political thought and action through visual means. From rubbings of court documents to ceramic body tags, my work aims to redress the obscurity and erasure associated with these crimes.