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Margarita Cabrera received an MFA from Hunter College in New York, NY. Cabrera is an assistant professor at the Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Cabrera’s work centers on social-political community issues including cultural identity, migration, violence, inclusivity, labor, and empowerment. She has worked on a number of collaborative projects at the intersection of contemporary art practices, indigenous Mexican folk art and craft traditions, and US-Mexico relations. In addition to studying and preserving endangered cultural and craft traditions, these projects have served as active investigations into the creation of just working conditions and the protection of immigrant rights.

In 2012 she was a recipient of the Knight Artist in Residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC. Cabrera was also a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and an Artpace, San Antonio Artist in Residence in 2008.

Her work has been included in survey’s organized by, amongst others, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Smithsonian Museum of American Art; Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; McNay Museum San Antonio; the Sweeney Art Center for Contemporary Art at the University of California, Riverside, and El Museo del Barrio, NYC.

Selected exhibitions
2019
Margarita Cabrera: Engendering New LandscapesRuiz-Healy Art
2018
Margarita Cabrera: Collaborative WorkRuiz-Healy Art
2014
Pop DeparturesSeattle Art Museum
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Space in Between: Nopal (Sara Hernandez), 2016

Border Patrol uniform fabric, copper wire, pvc pipe, foam, thread, and terra cotta pot
51 1/2 × 48 × 18 in
130.8 × 121.9 × 45.7 cm
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San Antonio, New York City
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Margarita Cabrera received an MFA from Hunter College in New York, NY. Cabrera is an assistant professor at the Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Cabrera’s work centers on social-political community issues including cultural identity, migration, violence, inclusivity, labor, and empowerment. She has worked on a number of collaborative projects at the intersection of contemporary art practices, indigenous Mexican folk art and craft traditions, and US-Mexico relations. In addition to studying and preserving endangered cultural and craft traditions, these projects have served as active investigations into the creation of just working conditions and the protection of immigrant rights.

In 2012 she was a recipient of the Knight Artist in Residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC. Cabrera was also a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and an Artpace, San Antonio Artist in Residence in 2008.

Her work has been included in survey’s organized by, amongst others, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Smithsonian Museum of American Art; Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; McNay Museum San Antonio; the Sweeney Art Center for Contemporary Art at the University of California, Riverside, and El Museo del Barrio, NYC.

Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Margarita Cabrera: Engendering New Landscapes
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