Adler & Floyd is pleased to present work by Joseph Josué Mora
Opening December 15th, 2018 6-10pm
Through Mora's perspective of being a recipient of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrival program (DACA), immigrant and artist based in Chicago, he notices similarities in both the world of politics and the art world: preference of higher class, marginalization of people of color, and the lack of accessibility of resources. In this show, he shares the work that first started these concepts since 2016. Through drawings and performative sculptures, Mora seeks to depict an underlying double meaning of the United States bureaucracy in museum tools and infrastructures he abstracts in his work, by subtly asking what are their agendas of who do they represent and serve. The performative sculptures are to be interacted by the audience, as the performers, to create feelings of being unwelcomed, confusion, and surveillance.
Mora is an alum from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts. He has been awarded the Caxton Artists Book Grant and SAIC’s Student Government’s Idea Grant to help start the production of Undocumented Projects’ Survival Kits. Currently he is exhibiting a collaboration piece in a group show, ‘Peeling Off the Grey’, at the National Museum of Mexican Art and is a teaching artist in various locations.