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Celia Álvarez Muñoz: Breaking the Binding

Jun 05, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024

May 30 Ambassador Circle Opening
May 31 Member Opening
June 1-2 Member Only Weekend

Spanning forty years, this exhibition is the first career retrospective of Conceptual artist Celia Álvarez Muñoz (b. 1937, El Paso, TX). Featuring over thirty-five artworks – including large-scale immersive installations, photographic series, and book projects – this major exhibition highlights the artist’s playful, witty style, often characterized by her use of storytelling, and of bilingual puns and mistranslations in both text and image. Muñoz often draws inspiration from her lived experience as a resident of the United States-Mexico borderlands.

Celia Álvarez Muñoz: Breaking the Binding is organized by Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. The exhibition is co-curated by Isabel Casso, Associate Curator at MCASD, and Dr. Kate Green, Chief Curator & Nancy E. Meinig Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at Philbrook Museum of Art. This exhibition is made possible by underwriting support from the MCASD Cochrane Exhibition Fund.

Photography: 2023 Philipp Scholz Rittermann

No transfer of image use license to third parties. Third party use requests by other institutions, or other entities seeking to publish the images, must be referred to Philipp Scholz Rittermann who retains sole copyright in the images.