Yvette Serrano







Querencia 
2018–Ongoing

Querencia
2019–ongoing


ICE THUGS
2020

ICE THUGS
2020

ICE THUGS is based on the official shooting target for the Department of Homeland Security. Here, it is reimagined into an object for self reflection for ICE agents and as a symbol of protest. The depiction has come to be known as “Thug,” bringing into question racial profiling tactics used by ICE.



A World Without Prisons...
2021

A World Without Prisons...
2021

Fronteristex Billboard project for a #FreeThemAll campaign. Located in Los Lunas, New Mexico

Voces Del Viento
2020

Voces Del Viento
2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminded that many people, not just our families, lack the security and means necessary to get by. Many are faced with issues of food insecurity, lack of healthcare, housing and financial instability. In our work we highlight the tireless efforts of our families and communities that face these hardships on a daily basis.

The kites are imprinted with stories, along with traditional symbols and patterns from Guatemala. As a form, kites have an ephemeral quality: they are simple structures built to resist the unpredictability of the wind. They are a symbol of resistance and resilience. Naturally the kites want to fly away, we temporarily hold these narratives in place to share our stories.

Story Maps
2018

Story Maps
2018

The Santa Fe Art Institute’s Story Maps Fellowship is a collaborative program that partners artists with the City of Santa Fe and other non-arts organizations.

Over the course of ten months, I partnered with the Office of Affordable Housing, learning about the department, gathering stories, collecting data, and developing artworks as a response.

©Yvette Serrano
2021