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Archivo Juárez

  • Juárez Archive, 2020–. Novelty magnifying keychain containing 35mm slides.

  • Juárez Archive, 2020–. Novelty magnifying keychain containing 35mm slides.

  • Juárez Archive, 2020–. Novelty magnifying keychains containing 35mm slides.

  • Vistas de Yepachic Ote. A woman and her child on the outskirts of the city.

  • 614 Avenida de las Américas. The Pronaf (National Border Program) was built in the 1960s to welcome the United States with a modern face. Today the area is almost abandoned and deteriorated.

  • Avenida Paseo Triunfo de la República. The Gardié building was built in 1988 and was used as a radio station, restaurant, political party offices, art gallery and as a car dealership, however its expensive maintenance does not allow it to prosper. The original idea was to build an ice cream parlor, from there it takes the form of an ice cream or snow cone.

  • 6590 C. Pedro Rosales de León. An armed man outside an auto shop.

  • Avenida de la Industria. When you think of Juárez, you think of maquiladoras. It is part of our lives. My sister works in one of them where recently there was a fire. When you think of maquiladoras, you think about femicide. Research has shown correlations between economic and political issues and violence against women along the border. In the time period between the implementation of NAFTA in 1994 and 2001, the homicide rate for women increased by 600 percent.

  • Rivera del Roble. A man sells clothes from his car. Second-hand clothing is a common business at the borders, often the clothing is imported illegally.

  • 116 Ugarte. The lowest exchange rate I have seen on Google Maps. Foreign exchange businesses are popular near the border.

  • 1029 Llamas. An Oasis of Horror in a Desert of Boredom.

  • Avenida de las Américas. Welcome to Mexico. Welcome to Ciudad Juárez.

  • 4130 Calle Plata. In 2018 the Christian churches of Ciudad Juárez tried to get the Guinness World Records organization to recognize the message "The Bible is the truth read it", which is on a hill in the city, as one of the largest in the world. The message is almost 35 years old, having been made in 1987.

  • Avenida Paseo de la Victoria. The Consulate of the United States of America.

  • 7512 Maravillas. When I was a university student, it was also the time when there were military checkpoints all over the city. On one occasion I was driving and they stopped me and asked what my job was. Without thinking I answered almost proudly: "I am an Artist" In a few seconds they pointed their weapons at me and asked me to get out of the vehicle. I was unaware of the existence of the "Artistas Asesinos", the armed group of the Sinaloa Cartel, founded by two criminals who were also proud of their artistic skills.

  • 504 Calle Vicente Guerrero. A family in a truck on the outskirts of the city. In Juárez, housing complexes are constantly being built only for the benefit of construction companies. Grasping corruption is key to understanding how the city grows towards the outskirts, with those who live further away the most affected, without paving or basic services.

  • Chetumal, Zona Pronaf. Sfinge was one of the most exclusive nightclubs in the City in Zona Pronaf. Like many of the businesses in this area, today it is in neglect and in poor condition.

  • 5549 Chihuahua Miguel Ahumada. During the period of violence, the surviving businesses stopped advertising for fear of extortion. A common phrase used by criminal groups was "pay or fire."

  • Carretera Anapra - San Jerónimo. A CBP vehicle next to the border wall near Anapra.

  • 954 Globo. La Chaveña is considered one of the most famous neighborhoods in Ciudad Juárez, now abandoned. There Juan Gabriel worked in a taqueria known as ‘La Flor de Yucatán’ where now there is only one room full of garbage and rubble.

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He was Artist-in-Residence for the Youth Insights Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, 2022). \r<\/p><p>In 2022, he presented his first solo exhibition Archivo Ju\u00e1rez in Getxophoto (Spain), a winning project in the PH Museum Photography Grant 2022. His project \u201cEl retrato de tu ausencia\u201d was shortlisted in LUMA RENCONTRES DUMMY BOOK AWARD, ARLES 2022.\r<\/p><p>His curatorial projects include Index: Archiving the edges of Violence, Rubin Center (2014); Horror Pleni, EAC (Uruguay, 2015), III Sal\u00f3n ACME (CDMX, 2015), Fallas de Origen, Ciudad Ju\u00e1rez Art Museum (2016), Detritos, Sonora Art Museum (2016) and Francis Alys, City Projects Juarez, ASU Museum of Art (2017).\r<\/p><p>He was International Curator of the Gilberto Alzate Avenda\u00f1o Foundation in Bogot\u00e1, Colombia (2015). He founded Proyectos Impala, an exhibition space and mobile library in Ciudad Ju\u00e1rez (2016-2018). He is part of the Independent Curators International network. He is currently Curator at the University of Monterrey.<\/p>","long_bio_raw":"Alejandro \u201cLuperca\u201d Morales (Ciudad Ju\u00e1rez, M\u00e9xico, 1990) is a graduate of Theory and Criticism of Art at the Autonomous University of Ciudad Ju\u00e1rez (2013).\r\n\r\nAs an artist, he has participated in collective exhibitions such as Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as it's kept (New York, 2022); Known and Strange: Photographs from the Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, (London, 2021); Panoramic Festival (Barcelona, \u200b\u200b2018); Califas: Art of the United States-Mexico Border. Richmond Art Center, (California, 2018); Mexico \/\/ The future is not written (Benetton Foundation Collection, 2015); XIX and XX Biennial of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia 2014 - 2016); The Disasters of War, V Festival A-part (France, 2014); Belo Horizonte International Photo Festival (Brazil, 2013); Third Border Biennial Ju\u00e1rez \u2013 El Paso (Mexico-USA, 2013), among others. He was Artist-in-Residence for the Youth Insights Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, 2022). \r\n\r\nIn 2022, he presented his first solo exhibition Archivo Ju\u00e1rez in Getxophoto (Spain), a winning project in the PH Museum Photography Grant 2022. 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