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Celia Alvarez Muñoz

Celia Alvarez Muñoz, “Las  Mordidas: The Power of Privilege”, 2006, acrylic paint and inkjet print on vinyl mesh


Las Mordidas  is one of several projects I have done dealing with the feminization of poverty. It is an extension of an earlier installation titled, Fibra y Furia: Exploitation is in Vogue, that was exhibited in 1999 – 2003 about the same topic, the women of Juárez.  While that installation was going up, the story broke, of a child maquiladora worker who survived the brutal sexual assault and was able to identify her attacker, a bus driver who was supposed to deliver her home. The maquiladora then attempted to sue her because she was underage when she went to work for them.

Celia Alvarez Muñoz

Celia Alvarez Muñoz, “Las  Mordidas: The Power of Privilege”, 2006, acrylic paint and inkjet print on vinyl mesh