UTEP Rubin Center for the Visual Arts
May 31 - August 10, 2018
"In the work of artists Jessica Hankey and Erin Johnson, theatricality is a means of enlarging the self and creating new realities. In their multi-channel video installation Salidas y Entradas | Exits and Entrances, participants from three of El Paso’s senior centers explore the boundaries between rehearsal, improvisation, performance, and critique - traversing the spectrum from the permissible and everyday to the extraordinary or false. With the senior center – a site of social contact, care and collectivity – as a stage, the performers take up and play with social, political and geographical imaginaries."
“The conceptual framework of the project utilizes a simple constraint: each participant will produce a video from 1 to 2 minutes in length, each taken...Read More
An exhibition featuring works by UTEP faculty members. Artists include: Kim Bauer • Therese Bauer • Tom Birkner • Vincent Burke • Angel Cabrales •...Read More
“Duality of Presence brings together 19 contemporary makers united by their concern with ‘material specificity’ in their work, specifically as a way of looking at...Read More
A show of works by Seattle-based ceramist George Rodriguez. “Rodriguez is a native El Pasoan whose figurative ceramic work engages directly with the political, social and...Read More
A show of landscape-based works by artist Suzi Davidoff.
A video and sound installation by artist Erika Harrsch that is “an homage to the children who try to cross borders to start a new...Read More
A new mural by the husband and wife duo LxsDos (Christian and Ramon Cardenas)
An exhibition showcasing works of art and design created by undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Art during the 2016-2017 academic year.
An installation of Norwegian artist Lise Bjørne Linnert’s work Desconocida Unknown Ukjent. The piece employs collaborators to stitch name tags to protest the murder of women in Ciudad...Read More
A group exhibition featuring works by Haydee Alonso, Laura Bombach, Nikki Diaz, Cynthia Evans, Nabil Gonzalez, Mia Moreno and Jane Terrazas. All of the artists in...Read More
For this exhibition, Teresa Margolles gave artist-embroiderers access to fabric that had “been marked through contact with the body of a woman, or in some cases a...Read More
A site-specific installation created by artist Zeke Peña for the Rubin Center’s atrium. In his work, Peña deals with how the US/Mexico border impacts local communities.
“Community Through Action features the work of a variety of local transborder agents in the binational region of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua...Read More
An exhibition of works by Mexico City-based illustrator, artist, and muralist Luis Safa. His work is inspired by themes from northern Mexican history, politics, and the...Read More
An exhibition featuring art by UTEP students. The works in the show were chosen and curated by graphic design juror, Orlando Portillo of Estudio YeYe, Chihuahua City,...Read More
An exhibition exploring “the work of artists who engage in disruptive, alternative, and collective interactions with space and space technology or who appropriate and reinterpret...Read More
UTEP is 100 years old, and next year the Rubin will be 10! Come party with Gaspar Enriquez and Rachelle Thiewes and hear about plans...Read More
Rachelle Thiewes is a jeweler and metal artist based in El Paso.
An invitational poster exhibition on the theme of nationality and migration.
Public openings for the Rubin’s summer shows + art and performance from their high school summer campers. Come for the art, stay for the live...Read More
On the heels of Gaspar Enríquez: Metaphors of El Barrio at the El Paso Museum of Art this spring comes this look at the artist...Read More
The University of El Paso and The Rubin Center presents its fifth and final ArtReach Lecture with Mark Allen of LA-based Machine Project. Machine Project is a...Read More
Argentine-born Máximo Gonzalez uses found objects, obsessively detailed handwork, and performance-based techniques to explore the fluctuating values of both currency and raw materials in the...Read More
An exploration of broken promises of modernity and progress seen through the lens and metaphor of contemporary civic architecture. Patrice Lumumba (1925-1961) was a Congolese...Read More
Cardona documented the destruction of the famous Calle Mariscal, just across the US/México bridge in Ciudad Juárez.
A presentation and a reception in The Campbell Bldg. at UTEP, room 234. 1101 N. Campbell St. El Paso.
Puig and Padilla Domene traveled abandoned railways throughout Mexico in a futuristic, artist-designed vehicle recording contemporary landscapes, infrastructure and inhabitants, which is then uploaded to...Read More
Artists who use film and video to explore the Middle Eastern desert as a site charged with meaning. Presented in conjunction with the Desert Initiative...Read More