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Esperanza Mayobre from Smack Mellon on Vimeo.

Esperanza Mayobre is a Brooklyn-based Venezuelan artist who creates fictive laboratory spaces. Inserts the role of a hero, writing a role for herself in the work. Uses light as a metaphor for birth. Drawings to create infinite lines. Candles to create lines of light. Gives money away to talk about the third world countries debt. Dust to convert illegal to legal aliens. Elegant graffittis to portray urban chaos.

She is a recipient of the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency, Jerome Foundation travel grant, International Studio and Curatorial Program, Smack Mellon Studio Program, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, La Caja Centro Cultural Chacao Caracas, the Bronx Museum, Hallwalls, MIT, BRIC, The Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C., the Contemporary Museum of El Salvador, the Incheon Biennial Korea, The State University of New York at Westchester Community College, Museo Eduardo Sivori in Buenos Aires and the Queens Museum. Her work has been in Artishock, Bomb, The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, Creative Time Reports, Arte al Día and Art in America. Her work is currently exhibited at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Cornell University and at the Fuller Craft Museum.