Art & Art History

Date: 6:00pm EST March 5

Temporal Boundaries performance art series

Hoesy Corona: Alie[N]ation

Kohl Gallery is pleased to present a performance by artist Hoesy Corona on Tuesday, March 5.

Alie[N]ation is a multimedia performance and installation that considers hyperbolized alien tropes, xenophobic language, and the archetype of the scapegoat in contemporary discourse. The work is informed by this leading research question: who is deemed an alien and who is seen as fully human in the United States? 

Hoesy Corona

Hoesy Corona

About the artist:
Hoesy Corona (b. 1986 Guanajuato, Mexico) is an emerging and uncategorized queer Mexican artist living and working in the United States. His work is executed across various media while considering what it means to be a queer latinx immigrant in a place where there are few. His performances and installations silently confront and delight viewers with some of the most pressing issues of our time. Reoccurring themes of queerness, race/class/gender, nature, isolation, and celebration are present throughout his work.

Corona lived in Mexico, Utah, and Wisconsin before moving to Baltimore in 2005 to establish a professional practice in the arts. He was a recent Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow (2017-2018) in Washington, DC and is a current Tulsa Artist Fellow (2019-2021) in Tulsa, OK. He splits his time between Baltimore and Tulsa.

Corona has shown compelling works and inventive sculptures fitted to the human body in Greece, France, and in the USA. His works have been exhibited and performed at various institutional, private, public and underground venues including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (2017); The Baltimore Museum of Art (2011, 2012, 2014); Athens School of Fine Arts (2018); The Walters Art Museum (2017); The Heurich House Museum (2018); The Peale Center (2016); Songs for Presidents Gallery (2015); and Gallery CA (2015).

In addition to maintaining a prolific studio practice, he is the founding co-director of Labbodies (Jan 2014-present), a nomadic arts organization in the USA. 

Alie[N]ation was developed with support from a Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Rubys Project Grant, a Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship, and the Merriweather District Artist in Residence program. 

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Hoesy Corona

Hoesy Corona


Temporal Boundaries

For more information about this series, visit the Kohl Gallery website or contact Prof. Julie Wills: