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Hacia la Vida | Toward Life
On view through May 21, 2023
Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA)
Reston, Virginia

Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA) presents “Hacia la Vida | Towards Life,” an exhibition featuring the work of Baltimore-based interdisciplinary artist Hoesy Corona and the San Diego-based Cog•nate Collective (Amy Y. Sanchez and Misael Diaz). Together, the artists’ work honors the position of the immigrant and serves as a reminder that the act of migration is deeply optimistic and full of hope.

Cog•nate Collective’s practice is centered around developing research projects, public interventions, and experimental pedagogical programs in collaboration with communities across the US/Mexico border region in a communal effort to resist systems of oppression. The exhibition takes its title from their featured installation of a custom series of 7-day prayer candles and an accompanying audio broadcast – both of which quote Mexican singer Chavela Vargas’ ballad of the same name.

Find out more here:…/hacia-la-vida-toward-life

[Photograph courtesy Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art]