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Lecture: Resistencia Gráfica: The Prints of Carlos Barberena

Artist printmaker Carlos Barberena will discuss his development as a self-taught artist as well as his involvement with a number of artist collectives and studio workshops, including Instituto Gráfico de Chicago. Barberena's print, Mater Dolorosa, is featured in MOLAA’s current exhibition, Gráfica América and depicts the mother Álvaro Conrado, a student killed at a protest against Nicaragua’s repressive government. A printmaking demonstration and opportunity to create a print with the artist will follow the presentation.

Barberena is a Nicaraguan-American printmaker currently based out of Chicago, Illinois. He is founder of Bandolero Press, La Calaca Press, and co-founder and member of Instituto Gráfico de Chicago. His works examine the effects of historic and contemporary political events throughout the Americas, particularly on his homeland of Nicaragua.

Members free; non-members free with paid museum admission
Relevant research areas: North America, Contemporary

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