Urban Intervention, The Latinamerican Dream

Carlos Montes de Oca
May 19 - May 14, 2004

Carlos Montes de Oca took to the streets to find inspiration for his installation Urban Intervention, The Latinamerican Dream, March 19-May 14, 2004. With help from local graffiti artists and frequent visits to the local farmers market, Montes de Oca brought the underground art of Cleveland's urban environs into the gallery space. During his residency, he taught art-as-process with at-risk youth at a local Hispanic after-school program, and worked with artists with physical and mental disabilities at Passion Works Studio in Athens, Ohio. On this, his first visit to the United States, Montes de Oca also had a chance to visit New York, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia, where he paid homage to his great inspiritor, Marcel Duchamp. Tricky as his predecessor's work, Montes de Oca's is explained with an interview by international curator and critic Edward Shaw in the SPACES brochure.

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This project is a part of the SWAP Program.

The SPACES World Artists Program (SWAP) offers residencies to international, national and local artists who explore and experiment. SWAP supports artists in the creation, presentation and discussion of new work, while facilitating opportunities for them to collaborate with artists and audiences in Northeast Ohio.

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