C.J. Chueca


Biography

 

C.J. Chueca (Cecilia Jurado Chueca) lives between Lima (Peru) and New York (USA). She is currently presenting the site specific installation The Force of Water/La Fuerza del Agua at the Core Club in New York City. Last year she had the solo show Somos La Noche y El Día at Vigil Gonzales Galería, and was part of Crónicas Migrantes, Historias communes entre Perú y Venezuela in Lima. Chueca’s history as a perpetual immigrant has led her to explore the concepts of home, territory, transit, multiculturality, uprooting and solitude. She focuses on those whose lives are still on the road (or without a route direction) in the streets of the world.

À propos de l'oeuvre

 

Each of the internal sides of the walls are ceramic airplane windows, and the outside of the walls is made with a white material resembling the NY subway ceramic tiles on one wall (the day), and dark blue cobalt ceramic tiles on the other wall (the night). We Are Night And Day / Nous Sommes La Nuit Et Le Jour displays a poetic tone about permanent and temporal transitions. Taken from some of the artist principal interests (geographical and biographical transformation and immigration, and identity), this installation comes from a more introspective necessity, grown in most of us lately during quarantine.