Please join us for an evening tour of the exhibition Yvette Mayorga: Dreaming of You led by the curator, Caitlin Monachino, The Aldrich’s Curatorial and Publications Manager. The tour will cover an overview of Mayorga’s work, which examines the Mexican American or Latinx experience in the United States. Mimicking the confectionary labors performed by her mother when she worked as a baker in a department store in the 1970s after immigrating to the US, Mayorga uses bakery-grade piping bags to thickly apply her signature bubblegum pink acrylics. Her compositions chronicle her upbringing as a first-generation Mexican American woman in the Midwest, as well as greater societal issues ranging from border control, surveillance, and migrant labor.
This tour will be delivered in English and with Spanish translation and presented in partnership with The Danbury Library.
If you are a Danbury Library member, register for free here: https://danburylibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=41600
Yvette Mayorga: Dreaming of You is on view at The Aldrich from September 14, 2023 through March 17, 2024.
Yvette Mayorga was born in 1991 in Moline, Illinois, and lives and works in Chicago. She holds a BFA from the University of Illinois and an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited at the Vincent Price Art Museum, DePaul Art Museum, El Museo del Barrio, the Center for Craft, the Museum Universitario del Chopo, and LACMA’s Pacific Standard Time:LA/LA. Her first solo museum exhibition What a Time To Be at the Momentary, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is on view through October 2023. Currently, Mayorga is working on a large-scale installation for the City of Chicago’s permanent public art collection at O’Hare International Airport’s Terminal 5. Her works are in the permanent collections of 21c Museum Hotels, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, DePaul Art Museum, El Museo del Barrio, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and New Mexico State University Art Museum.
Caitlin Monachino (Curatorial and Publications Manager) joined The Aldrich in 2018, shortly after graduating with an MA in Art History, Criticism, and Theory from SUNY Purchase, where she was the 2017 Neuberger Curatorial Fellow and curated the exhibition Françoise Gilot: The Tamarind Years. During her time at The Aldrich, she has worked closely on several exhibitions over the years and assisted on the organization of Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey (2020) and 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone (2022). Recently she has organized the Aldrich Projects: Adrienne Elise Tarver: The Sun, the Moon, and the Truth (2021) and Amy Brener: Harbingers (2023) and is curating the first East coast solo Museum exhibition of Chicago-based artist Yvette Mayorga, which opens at The Aldrich in September 2023. In addition to her curatorial work at the Museum, Caitlin is also the owner of the small business CM Cookies, where she creates custom cutout cookies for special events and parties.
Top image: Yvette Mayorga, Surveillance Locket 2, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.