"Convergence," video still, Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo), 2021.

Virgil Ortiz: Convergence

Virgil Ortiz: Convergence

August 21, 2021 - April 3, 2022
G261a
Free Exhibition

This immersive experience celebrates the futuristic worlds created by multidisciplinary artist Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo). Ortiz creates mythical superheroes living in the year 2180 from video, hand-coiled ceramics, lithographs, and photography. The warrior figures imagined by Ortiz transcend time and space. These characters are inspired by the largest uprising in North American history: in 1680, Pueblo communities banded together to defeat a brutal colonial Spanish regime in the Southwest. This past informs the future in Ortiz’s 1680/2180 series, and offers contemporary Pueblo people sources of strength for creating future realities that recognize Pueblo sovereignty and survival.

"Convergence," video still, Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo), 2021.