Tephra ICA’s Creative Response: Imogen-Blue Hinojosa

By Editorial Team on April 11, 2022
Image courtesy of Imogen Blue Hinojosa
Talk: Thursday, April 14 at 1:30pm

Join us for a special Creative Response program featuring Imogen-Blue Hinojosa, a contemporary artist known for performance, video, and photography, in response to the exhibition Laurel Nakadate: Mother Line, currently on view at Tephra ICA.

For this afternoon program, Hinojosa will perform her text Dreaming at the Edges of a Petrol Blue Room live from her bedroom in Berlin. The text begins under the same circumstances as Nakadate’s Relations series – the meeting of two people, at an agreed upon location, for a brief exchange. Hinojosa’s work lays bare the experiences of trans women in survival sex work situations and draws upon anecdotal experiences of her community, manifesting in a private performance of prose and poetry.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A. Free and open to the public. RSVP in advance at info@tephraica.org for Zoom Room link and password. This program is sponsored by Reston Community Center.

About Imogen-Blue Hinojosa
Imogen-Blue Hinojosa (b.1992, United States) is a contemporary American artist known for her performance, video, and photography work who lives and works between the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Hinojosa’s practice places us in an alternate world where we slip between autobiography and fiction. Working across the still and moving image, her work explores intimacy, trauma, and “the stage” as a site of the suspension of disbelief.

Recent exhibitions include Prologue: Invocation, The Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC; Liturgia, A4 Sounds Gallery, Dublin, Ireland; PELIGROSA, (Glitter Hole), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; Pearl (You Amuse Me / I Frighten You), The Workshop London, London, UK; and Penny Dreadful, Seventeen Gallery, London, UK. Hinojosa holds a BFA in photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD and an MFA from the University of Goldsmiths, London, UK.