Our exhibition focuses on artists whose practices have been touched in some way by migration. The works embrace issues that intersect with immigration including human rights, international politics, absence, colonialism and identity– revealing the capacity of art to speak to the strength and resilience of the immigrant community. There will also be a special performance by Victoria Udondian that interrogates the nature of borders, immigration, and privilege by simulating and recontextualizing the frustrating experience of obtaining a visa at a customs office.
Curated by Christina Papanicolaou and the YPLC’s Gina Malek, the exhibition features work from artists who are DACA recipients, undocumented, and have roots in New York, Nigeria, Vietnam, Mexico, and everywhere in between. People I Love Who Are Far Away is a celebration of the eclectic, diverse and powerful immigrant community we all form together.