2024 Pollock-Krasner Resident and Past Fellow Michael Menchaca

March 15, 2024
Artist News, Fellowship

A Cage Without Borders
Three Channel Video Installation, Digital Animation and Wallpaper
Image credit: Michael Palma Mir, Courtesy of El Museo Del Barrio

Michael Menchaca, a past Fellow (2015-2016), recently returned to Provincetown for a two-week residency as our second Pollock-Krasner Artist in Residence of 2024 from March 4 through March 17. Last week Menchaca invited our 2023-2024 Fellows for an artist presentation and to spend some time in the Michael Mazur Print Shop to experience the project they were working on. An interdisciplinary, Xicanx, queer/non-binary artist, their art blends ancient Mesoamerican codices, Mexican casta paintings, European bestiaries, and Japanese video games with the seductive interfaces of big data technologies. Menchaca’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, D.C.; U.S. Library of Congress, D.C.; Detroit Institute of Arts, MI; Princeton University Art Museum, NJ; El Museo Del Barrio, NY; The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, AR; and The San Antonio Museum of Art, TX; among others.

Photos by Joshua Willis.

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