Jan 16–Mar 20, 2015
Arts Incubator Gallery

Exodus is a two-person exhibition featuring the works of Alexandria Eregbu and Alfredo Salazar-Caro. This first-time collaboration addresses the artists’ personal interpretations of flight, im/migration, and belonging. Through sculpture and architectural objects they tackle the physical and intangible limitations of controlled space, employing materials such as sand, steel, shuttle hurdles, and fencing. Virtual simulation and unconventional installation heighten the viewer’s experience as they visit the gallery.

Pulling from her track and field past, Eregbu’s ephemeral installations offer ambiguous intervals of questioning, simultaneously suggesting self-trepidation and the potential to excel. Tapping into her Black American/Nigerian history, Eregbu races against identity constraints under a highly performative, yet delicately evocative lens. She proposes the work as an escape route or alternative for another way out.

In his digital interactive installation, Border Crossing Simulator Beta, Salazar-Caro presents the experience of crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, engaging video gaming and augmented reality histories. Here, Salazar-Caro is most interested in agitating our notions of “Outsider” – imposing amplified and unsettling experiences for his viewers.

Overstepping boundaries and at times tiptoeing between borders, Eregbu and Salazar-Caro’s work oscillates amongst narrative and fiction, negotiating the series of complexities and assumptions of what it means to be Alien or Other.

This exhibition was the winning submission for the Arts + Public Life's 2015 Exhibition Open Call. It is presented by Arts + Public Life with support from the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.

Related Events

Opening Reception
Fri, Jan 16, 6–8 pm
Arts Incubator Gallery 

Artist Talk
Wed, Feb 25, 6–8 pm
Arts Incubator Flex Space 

Closing Reception and Performance
Fri, Mar 20, 6–8 pm
Arts Incubator Gallery


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