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Enrique Chagoya

(Mexico City, Mexico, 1953 - )

Escape from Fantasylandia: An Illegal Aliens Survival Guide, 2011
Lithograph and gold metallic powder on paper
9 1/2 x 80 in. (24.13 x 203.2 cm)

Creation Place: North America, American
Technique: Lithography
Credit Line: Pomona College Collection. Michael Asher Fund.
Accession Number: p2017.12.1
edition 3/30

Commentary
The artist describes this print: "In this codex I have made multiple self-portraits as male and female ethnic stereotypes portraying African, European, Mexican, Brazilian, Asian, and Middle Eastern characters. I use the imagery in the portraits with my own face to show that under any ethnic stereotype is an individual and that we are all from the same species. I do this with some sense of humor but without trivializing the seriousness of the subject.

I recently had my DNA ancestry researched and I learned that I have genes from Native American (from Central Mexico), European, Ashkenazi, Middle Eastern, North African, Sub Sahara African and East and South Asian ancestors. This may be a partial self-portrait of my genetic makeup within my DNA."

Edition
3/30

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