Studio Work > Un Recuerdito

“Un Recuerdito” (A Little Keepsake) addresses the themes of memory, time and identity within the context of his personal experiences as an undocumented immigrant from Mexico living in Kansas. Fragments of memory frozen in time come together and are reintroduced as new propositions for the now. Minjarez has enlisted over 30 people, family members and friends, in a collaborative process of creating all the artworks in the exhibition. The final pieces are a direct result of the interactions with his collaborators and the artist’s personal memories. The art pieces are made with materials purchased largely in Mexico.