Chris Hinojosa: Liturgía

Thursday 25 June – Saturday 18 July 2020
Chris Hinojosa: Liturgía | Thursday 25 June  – Saturday 18 July 2020 | A4 Sounds Gallery
――― Online only ―――

The exhibition is the culmination of work created by Hinojosa, as an artist in residence, for our We Only Want the Earth 2020 programme. We welcome you to join us on 25th June online for a screening of the work followed by a conversation between Hinojosa and residency partners Create National Development Agency of Collaborative Arts, Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) and consulting artists gender.RIP.

Liturgía takes its point of departure from the ever-rising death toll of trans women of color worldwide. Statistics show that in 2019 there were around 400 reported murder cases in the US, Hinojosa’s home state of Texas making up about 33 of those cases, all of which were persons of color.

Liturgía plunges us into a world of new mythologies, drawing comparisons between the Catholic martyrdom of saints, and the real tangible bodies of those whom we have lost in the trans community. Operating in the liminal space between death and rebirth, searching for retribution and acknowledging these new canonized saints of self-becoming, Hinojosa invites us into a fantasy realm of beatific vision and grief. Slipping between autobiography and fiction, relationships between trauma, desire, and myth are given form. The voice materialises through the light chantilly curtains, then disappears into thin air. From relics growing crystals and pearl, sensuous but ethereal, cloaked in skin-like raiments, the martyr emerges.

Liturgía invites audiences to partake in dialogues around trans identities, trauma, and insists in performance as a method for centering, archiving and transmitting repressed histories.

Liturgía is kindly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland’s Art Grant Funding 2020.

Chris Hinojosa (b. 1992, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA) holds a MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London and completed her BFA in Photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Hinojosa has exhibited across the U.K. and internationally. Most recent exhibitions include PROTEST! At the Irish Museum of Modern Art, (Dublin, IE 2020); Our Becoming As The Possibility To Be, Resist? Converge and Depend, (San Jose, Costa Rica 2019); Pearl (You Amuse Me / I Frighten You) curated by Camille Brechignac, b.Dewitt Gallery, The Workshop London, (London, U.K., 2018).

Exhibition Opening | Thursday 25th June

5pm: Liturgía Film Screening.
Runtime 14mins.
The film will be broadcast on A4 Sounds’ website between 5pm and 5:45pm

6pm: In Conversation with & Q&A

Chris Hinojosa
Lilith Carroll, Transgender Equality Network Ireland, (TENI)
Alber Saborío, gender.RIP
Áine Crowley, Create National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts.

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP by 5pm Wednesday 24th June.

Chris Hinojosa (b. 1992, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA) holds a MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London and completed her BFA in Photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Hinojosa has exhibited across the U.K. and internationally. Most recent exhibitions include PROTEST! At the Irish Museum of Modern Art, (Dublin, IE 2020); Our Becoming As The Possibility To Be, Resist? Converge and Depend, (San Jose, Costa Rica 2019); Pearl (You Amuse Me / I Frighten You) curated by Camille Brechignac, b.Dewitt Gallery, The Workshop London, (London, U.K., 2018).

ChrisHinojosa.net • Instagram: @kameha_mijaChinojosa.studio@gmail.com

Chris Hinojosa is the recipient of our artist in residence award in partnership with Create: National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts, Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) and consulting artists gender.RIP.

Exhibition Information

As social distancing and associated restrictions on the opening of social and cultural venues remain in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, aspects of the presentation of this work have necessarily changed from offline to online. Although it has been possible to install the work in the gallery space,  an online artist-in-conversation event, a live-streamed artist talk and gallery tour and other presentations of work have taken the place of live performances and audience visits.

Thursday 25 June – Saturday 18 July 2020
A4 Sounds Gallery
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 7
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