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Adriana Corral

Multidisciplinary artist

Houston, TX

Instagram @AdrianaCCorral

My work seeks to understand the dynamics of a social structure dominated by power, corruption, and class bias. I present this work to facilitate the restitution of memory and to stand witness to the past.

Adriana Corral’s subjects are framed by her research on human rights abuses and historical narratives focused on themes of memory and erasure. Corral’s work is rooted in her own memories and experiences of growing up in El Paso, Texas, which have compelled her to examine the nuances of immigration, citizenship, economic trade, labor, and public health in national and international contexts.

Corral received her BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso and completed her MFA at the University of Texas at Austin. She was awarded a Harpo Foundation Award (2020) and Artadia Award (2019), was invited to attend the 106th session of the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland (2015), and was selected for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant (2016). Corral attended the MacDowell residency (2014), Künstlerhaus Bethanien Residency in Berlin, Germany (2016), the International Artist-in-Residence at Artpace (2016), was a fellow at Black Cube, a Nomadic Art Museum (2017), an artist research fellow at the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution (2018), an artist-in-residence at the Joan Mitchell Center (2018), and will be participating in Prospect New Orleans’s P.5: Yesterday we said tomorrow (2021).

Selected Works

A white flag waves in the wind against a blue sky and features monochromatic stitching of two eagles and a snake.
Photograph of ranch-style buildings with red roofs, one steel pole with a white flag waving in the wind against blue sky with sweeping white clouds.
Free standing name plates are on display on the left side of a gallery where a large square hole has been cut out from the floor and a large piece of glass leans against the wall.