Artist Talk with Edgardo Aragón
Art in Translation Conversation
Apr 27 | THU | 12:00PM
Art Association of Jackson Hole Photo Studio, 240 S. Glenwood Street
Come and join the Art Association of Jackson Hole for an artist talk with Art in Translation guest artist, Edgardo Aragón.
Aragón lives and works between Oaxaca and Mexico City. He holds a degree in Visual Arts from the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado "La Esmeralda" in Mexico.
The work of Aragon reveals the diverse realities of the rural areas of Mexico, realities which he recreates in natural scenarios with underlying political discourses by means of a narrative inspired by its ordinary surroundings. His pieces are slowly narrated stories, detailing the description of a memory or the reconstruction of a personal experience which points to some of the darkest sides of social and economic reality. His work has been exhibited individually in Jeu de Paume, CAPC musée D'art contemporain de Bourdeaux, France, the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) UNAM, Mexico, MoMA Ps.1 and Luckman Gallery, USA. He has also taken part in group exhibitions such as Resisting The Present, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2012); Available: A Kind of Mexican Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Fracisco (2011) Stories Fleeting, Laboral Center of Art, Gijón (2011) and The Horizon of the Mole, Palais Des Beux-Arts, Brussels (2010). His work has been integrated into the 3rd Biennial of Moscow for young artists, the 12th Istanbul Biennial and the 8th Mercosur in Brazil. His works have also been shown at film festivals Like Werkletiz, FID Marseille and Ambulante.
At Art in Translation, Aragón will present a video showcasing the parallel landscapes shared by Jackson and Tlaxcala, Mexico. In collaboration with Angel Ramos from Hoback Junction, Aragón will feature some of Angel’s experiences working to integrate into the Jackson community and still maintain connections with his hometown.
Art in Translation is presented by the Art Association of Jackson Hole in collaboration with Center for the Arts and is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, the Center of Wonder, and the William E. Weiss Foundation. For more information on Art in Translation, visit artassociation.org.
Edgardo Aragón profile
Work by Art in Translation guest artist Edgardo Aragón.