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Jazmín Urrea will be discussing her installation practice which calls attention to the prevalence of food deserts in her hometown of LA. She will also share her thoughts on 90 Day Fiancé through an an
by Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
Sun., March 21, 2021
07:30 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.UTC
Pair this talk with chamoy apples and agua de fresa.
Jazmín Urrea will be discussing her installation practice which calls attention to the prevalence of food deserts in her hometown of LA. She will also share her thoughts on 90 Day Fiancé through an analysis of four couples whose lives were documented before, during, and after acquiring a K-1 fiancé visa in the US. In her analysis, Urrea will address issues relating to culture shock, the dystopian reality of the American Dream, bureaucratic ordeals couples endure to receive the visa, and accusations partners face of just wanting a “green card.”
Jazmín Urrea’s multimedia practice examines symbols prevalent in Latinx communities. She received her MFA in Photography and Media from the California Institute of the Arts, and a BFA in Photography from CSU Long Beach. Urrea’s work was exhibited at the CURRENT:LA Public Art Triennial, Studio Museum in Harlem, the J. Paul Getty Museum, University Art Museum Long Beach, and SADE LA. In 2020, she was awarded the Rema Hort Maan Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. She currently lives and works in South Los Angeles, California.
Image: Installation view of Jazmín Urrea, Red 40, 2017, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos bags, Xerox prints of Rellerindos, Jabalina, and Dedos. Photo Credit: Raphael Hernandez.