Betsabeé Romero: Tu Huella Es El Camino
September 20 - December 14, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Tu Huella es El Camino (Your Footprint is the Path) is a solo exhibition of the work of Mexican Artist Betsabeé Romero(Mexico City, 1963) who addresses themes of migration and belonging through large-scale sculptures, prints and installations. For more than 15 years, Romero has explored topics of immigration, globalization and contemporary culture, reworking the meaning of everyday objects and imagery including automobiles, tattoos, urban signage, etc. to reach out to a broad audience.
Romero’s work includes installations, object art, interventions and videos; her style mixes contemporary practices with popular art. She specializes in issues relating to contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American life including migration, gender roles, Mexican traditions, religiosity and identity, using and modifying everyday articles of global urban consumption such as tires, gum, cars and tattoos. Her artwork, installations and interventions are a reflection on the contradictions of modernity.
Romero studied Communication at the University of Iberoamericana and received her Master's degree in Visual Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Later, she studied at the Louvre and at the School of Fine Arts in Paris and did a PhD in Art History at UNAM. She currently lives and works in Mexico City.She has participated in more than 20 biennials and has carried out more than 40 individual exhibitions in Mexico and abroad, including at the British Museum, San Ildefonso College, Carrillo Gil Art Museum, the UNISA University of South Africa and the Recoleta in Buenos Aires.