Yo Tengo Nombre

Family Album of the Invisible

Detail of Family Album of the Invisible

Criminalization, 2019

Process of Identification

Posted on: December 12, 2019
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This installation is centered on the criminalization and invisibility of Latina/o/x asylum seekers. I am using ID photography to immerse the viewer in the overwhelming identities of youth who are criminalized for seeking asylum. I interested in transparency in the materiality and also as a concept to continue to mine within my work. I am thinking about issues of erasure and person-hood in this asylum seeking experience that is inseparable to socio- cultural and economic factors.

Ruth Buentello

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MFA Student

Major: Painting

Graduation Year: 2021