Events

The Tortilla Workshop

WPF was pleased to close our summer 2015 residency with Arturo Herrera’s Tortilla Workshop in the WPF gallery space on July 17th. It was a pleasure to host Arturo who was WPF’s summer artist-in-residence from June 1st – July 18th, 2015.

Tortilla Workshop, Arturo Herrera

Tortilla Workshop, Arturo Herrera

 

“In The Tortilla Workshop. I share traditional Latin American forms of cooking through video projection and live performance. I initially presented it as a workshop at Broken City Lab in 2012, in the series Skills for Goods. The Tortilla Workshop evolved into a performance / workshop hybrid idea; the concept was really inspired by watching my mother donating her time making food for her church.

In this piece, I explore the construction of my identity through notions of sexuality and transnationalism. The Tortilla Workshop represents my attempt to bring sexuality and identity together.” – Arturo Herrera

Arturo Herrera - j.a.h.n., was born in Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras. Since 1999, he has lived in the United States and Canada. Herrera is an artist that uses sculpture, performance, socially-engaged and photography to speak of issues of immigration, sexuality and identity.