Llano en Llamas


September 8 – September 22

SITE Sharp Galery


Contributing Artists

Eva Salazar

Exhibition Statement as Preserved in the SUGS/SITE Archives:

In her first solo show, ​Eva Salazar presents textile works created during a grieving process beginning in 2018, when repressed memories of trauma surfaced to reveal the continued abuse and sexual assault the artist suffered from the ages 6 to 11. In Mexico, 41% of female identifying people over the age of 15 have been sexually assaulted at least once (ENDIREH). In the last two years, a movement has sparked in Mexico and Latin America to end the violence against women. The work presented in this exhibition documents a response to this movement, escapulating Salazar’s radicalization through the subversion of Juan Rulfo’s iconic texts depicting Machismo and masculinity in Mexico. The urgent mark-making of the body prints contrasts the slow and delicate nature of the hand woven textile to create objects that are simultaneously artworks and protest banners: here is my body and my body is protest.


Virtual Loom Making Workshop

September 17, 7:00 PM

Join SITE galleries on Zoom for a loom-making workshop and Q&A with artist Eva Salazar on their practice and exhibition Llano en Llamas. This is a virtual event hosted via Zoom Webinar.


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