This group will explore strategies to interpret and understand the complexities of transnational experiences—including migratory process, bi-national identities, and transnational networks—focusing on ways by which artistic expressions in the visual arts can illuminate and communicate the social realities of migratory, border and transnational experiences to a broader public with a multiplicity of audiences in the Untied States and Mexico. The group will also explore ways that art can communicate and change perceptions about reified categories that continue to obscure communication and learning about the social realities of borders and migration experiences. Artists and scholars will work together with organizations to establish rational platforms leading toward re-imagination of complex issues.  

Affiliated Institutions: University of Notre Dame; Smithsonian Latino Center

Working Group Coordinator:

  • Gilberto Cardenas, University of Notre Dame