Antonio Pulgarín

Lost Throughout the Pages (Whispers of The Caballeros)

Date:
September 11, 2021

Artist:
Antonio Pulgarín

Lost Throughout the Pages (Whispers of The Caballeros)

Join artist Antonio Pulgarín on Saturday, September 11th for a coffee-talk on his solo exhibition Lost Throughout the Pages (Whispers of The Caballeros) ⁠at 10AM ET!

RSVP by emailing us at info@baxterst.org.

Lost Throughout the Pages (Whispers of The Caballeros), the debut exhibition of Baxter St’s 2020 artist in residence Antonio Pulgarín aims to democratize the history of beefcake imagery by including the lens and experience of the artist’s queer Latinx identity. Featuring new images and collages drawn from two decades of queer archival imagery, each work incorporates textile patterns, colors, and printed source materials representative of Pulgarín’s Colombian culture and heritage to expand upon the historically white queer canon.

For Lost Throughout the Pages (Whispers of The Caballeros), the artist has created a new, inclusive archive of queer imagery, endeavoring to create an opportunity for others like himself to feel seen. The fifteen new works on view include and honor the queer BIPOC community, which has not been historically visible or represented. Pulgarín merges deconstructed queer archival images from the 1980s through the present day with aspects of his Colombian cultural identity, celebrating the two communities he proudly represents.

About the artist

Antonio Pulgarín (b. 1989) is a Colombian-American lens-based artist who utilizes photography, photographic collage, and mixed media in his practice. Pulgarín mounted his first solo exhibition at Kingsborough Art Museum in the fall of 2019. Pulgarín’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Aperture Foundation, Longwood Art Gallery, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, BRIC, and Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland. His work has received honors from YoungArts, The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, EnFoco, The Magenta Foundation, Latin American Fotografia, American Photography, and PDN Photo Annual. 

Pulgarín’s work has been featured in publications such as ViceUnSeen MagazineVisual Arts JournalBESESlateLensCulture and The Huffington Post. He received his BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and is currently based in Seattle, Washington. Pulgarín was named a 2019 Fellow of the AIM Fellowship program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Pulgarín will also be showcasing this work at the Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial from October 20, 2021 – January 16, 2022.

Date:
September 11, 2021

Artist:
Antonio Pulgarín