Daniel Castro Garcia at MoCP, Chicago / Stateless: Views of Global Migration

  • © Daniel Castro Garcia
    © Daniel Castro Garcia
    'Foreigner: I Peri N' Tera'
East Wing represented Artist, Daniel Castro Garcia will be included in the upcoming exhibition Stateless: Views of Global Migration at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.

While global migration has existed for tens of thousands of years, we are currently facing an unprecedentedly vast movement of people across borders. According to the UN Refugee Agency, 68.5 million people were displaced in 2018, and of that number, 25.4 million have been designated as refugees, 10 million have been left stateless, and fewer than 105,000 have been resettled. 44,400 people each day are forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. Stateless: Views of Global Migrationseeks to humanize this stark data, providing an alternative visual landscape to the imagery typically associated with the current wave of global migration. Through the individual lenses of eight contemporary artists, this exhibition lays bare the contradictions inherent to the crisis, finding beauty and strength in the face of collective trauma. These powerful works of art bear witness, contemplate memory, and explore one’s connectivity to a place, even when one can no longer return. Organized by the MoCP’s executive director Natasha Egan, Stateless: Views of Global Migration addresses the individual stories that define this global human crisis.

Included in the exhibition are works by Daniel Castro Garcia, Leila Alaoui, Tomas van Houtryve, Bissane Al Charif, Shimon Attie, Omar Imam, Fidencio Fifield-Perez and Hiwa K.

Daniel Castro Garcia will also panelist in the event, Art as Activism: Photographing the Refugee Crisis on Friday 25 January - Stage Two, 618 Michigan Avenue 3:30 - 4:30pm

The exhibition runs from 24 January until 31 March 2019

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