Eugenia Vargas Pereira | Talking Head Transmitters
Curated By Marisa Caichiolo
Presented By Muzeo Anaheim
Deconstructing Liberty: a Destiny Manifested. Explores the configuration of communities and forms of collective identity. This project will act as a dynamic laboratory for each artist to experiment, and examine different aspects as patriotism, community, citizenship, the pursuit of happiness, freedom, equal rights, and activism, using performances, installations, videos, paintings, and photography. The exhibition reflects a great diversity of the American people and society. Coming from many lands, races, ethnicities, and perspectives, Americans have as many dreams and aspirations as people live in this nation.

In the late 1970s, Eugenia Vargas-Pereira came to the United States to study at the Montana Institute of the Arts, where she presented her first solo exhibition at the University Center Gallery in 1983. In September 1985, she arrived in Mexico, where she would live for over a decade, and quickly became part of the local art scene. Living in Mexico, Vargas-Pereira participated in several important national and international exhibitions, such as A Marginal Body, The Photographic Image in Latin-America (The Australian Center for Photography, 1987), and The Bleeding Heart, an exhibition that traveled throughout the United States and Latin-America during 1991-1993. In the late 1990s, she moved to Miami, where she participated in many local exhibitions. In 2003, Vargas-Pereira represented her native Chile at the Venice Biennale. In 2008, she moved back to Chile.