Friday, 12 November 2010

400 Women

400 Women is an exhibition of new work by 200 artists in response to the murders of women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. A project by Tamsyn Challenger, curated by Ellen Mara De Wachter.

Each artist was given the name of a murdered woman. Some had a photogragh, others just the name.
I was given the name:

María de la Luz Murgado Larrea Gutiérrez
The first exhibition of all 200 paintings took place at Shoreditch Town Hall fro 12 November - 5th December.

I searched for information about her on the internet and found only an autopsy report. Maria was strangled in a motel room.

I painted her as a Soldaderas, a woman soldier from the Mexican war of independence.
You can read more about 400 women here

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