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Sergio De La Torre is an artist based in San Francisco, CA.
His works have focused on issues regarding diaspora, tourism, labor and surveillance. These works have appeared in the 10th International Istanbul Biennial; the Bienal Barro de America; the Cleveland Performance Art Festival; the Atelier Frankfurt; the Centro Cultural Tijuana; the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the TRIBECA Film Festival.
He has received grants from Creative Capital, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Sundance Documentary Fund. Sergio De La Torre is an Associate Professor in the Art and Architecture Department at the University of San Francisco. Learn more on his websites, Delatorres.com and Maquilapolis.com
[…] Sergio De La Torre uses the concept of sanctuary to inform much of his work. He takes on topics of police brutality, immigration, and life in the trenches of the global economy. His art expands sociopolitical topics and deconstructs them to represent those involved not as victims, but as participants in their own destiny within their given space. His documentary film, Maquilapolis (City of Factories) looks at the lives of those who toil in Tijuana factories manufacturing goods for the western commercial market. Their homes are physically dilapidated and yet they pursue rich lives within this place. De La Torre examines police brutality within California communities, inviting large scale collaboration among colleagues and among his students as a college professor. […]
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