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Selections from the 2024 Border Biennial

Haydee Alonso, “Bad” hyphens separate; “good” hyphens attach, 2023. Sterling silver and brass, 12.8 in. Image courtesy of the artist, Photos © Miguel Eduardo Vargas 2023.

Selections from the 2024 Border Biennial
April 28 - August 11

Tom Lea Gallery

This selection of 22 works continues the celebration of art from the borderlands and starts a dialogue with other artworks on view at EPMA. Selections focus on textile works and potential additions to EPMA’s permanent collection. Several fiber-based artworks provide a border perspective to accompany the traveling exhibition A Beautiful Mess: Weavers & Knotters of the Vanguard, on view in the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Gallery from May 16 – August 18, 2024. Other works displayed are in current consideration to enhance the museum’s Contemporary Art collection and fill in representational gaps by individuals historically underrepresented in museums.

Participating Artists: Haydee Alonso, hazel batrezchavez, Mona Bozorgi, Pico Del Hierro-Villa, Nereida Dusten, Nortejiendo: Isis Estrada Rascón, Laura María Acosta Navarro, Natalia Barragán Orozco, and Oscar Francisco Solis Rodríguez, Andres Payan Estrada, Carissa Samaniego, Eric Manuel Santoscoy-Mckillip, George Strasburger

Support for Selections from the 2024 Border Biennial is by provided by the Mellon Foundation. Additional support provided by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Texas Commission on the Arts, El Paso Museum of Art Foundation and the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department.

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