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The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Art @ Home | Migration Stories: Public Workshop with Mark Menjivar

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April 22, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.

In 2019, San Antonio-based artist Mark Menjivar published a multi-volume artist’s book featuring migration stories from seven partnering institutions, including the University of Arizona Museum of Art.

As part of the 2017 Borderland Collective exhibition Northern Triangle, Menjivar worked with graduate students from the School of Art and community members to conduct oral history interviews in the Museum.

Participants in this virtual event will be invited to listen to recorded migration stories from the local community and to explore their own migration narratives. Each participant will receive a free copy of Menjivar’s book and will be provided with instructions on how to pick up it up from campus. To purchase the full set, use this link.

This program will take place live via Zoom and will be conducted in English.  The online “waiting room” opens at 4:30 p.m., and the program begins at 5:00 p.m. (AZ local time). Virtual seating is limited; please register to reserve your seat

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Mark Menjivar is a San Antonio based artist and Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University. He is the artist-in-residence with the Texas After Violence Project, which uses oral history and archives to create dialogue and action around capital punishment in Texas. He is also 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 around border issues.

Mark’s work explores diverse subjects through photography, archives, oral history and objects. It has been featured by Artforum, TED, NPR, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, Gastronomica, National Geographic, Orion Magazine, GUP Magazine and more. He holds a BA in Social Work from Baylor University and an MFA in Social Practice from Portland State University.