Exhibitions Sanctuary City by Rigoberto Díaz
October 8 - November 3, 2018 Project Space One
Rigoberto Díaz has created works that are largely about the physical trials of immigration. For his Project Space residency, Diaz will continue working on projects and with processes that he has been developing for several years and that need different cities for their culmination. In one he rides inside the trunk of a car while creating a form of documentation of different Sanctuary Cities. And his Death Trucks project is a series of photographs that are records of cargo trucks’ interiors from different areas of the United States. The so-called Death Trucks are those that are used for the illegal trafficking of people and can become a kind of gas chamber. The images capture the moment of being enclosed.
Rigoberto Díaz was born in Cuba in 1990 and currently resides in Miami, FL. His artistic process is a means of research and experimentation used as an analytical instrument.
Support for this exhibition came from the Max and Marion Farash Foundation, Joy of Giving Something, and the New York State Council on the Arts Visual Arts program.