Torrico, Rommy. “Fuck La Migra.” 2016.

Undocumented Artists Exist, But When Will We Center Their Narratives?

A Response to JR’s “Conflict Zone” US/Mexico Border Installation

Early this September, I was swallowed by memories of my crossing the San Diego/Tijuana border as I scrolled through Instagram. An installation by French artist, JR, at the U.S./Mexico border immediately lit a flame in my body.

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Screenshot of JR’s October 9 Instagram upload.
Pech, Freddy S. “undocumented. unafraid. resist. organize.” 2017. Digital Image.
Pech, Freddy S. “Undocumented and Unafraid. Queer/Trans and Unashamed.” 2017. Digital Image.
Pech, Freddy S. Untitled. 2015. Digital Image.
Pech, Freddy S. Untitled. 2015. Digital Image.
Dillon. “Stand With Nan-Hui.” 2016.
Dillon. “Keep LAPD Drone Free!” 2014.
Torrico, Rommy. “Protect Each Other.” Digital Image.
Torrico, Rommy. “We’re Glad You’re Queer!” Digital Image.
image by Mikayla Delson Photography
image by Texas Isaiah

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