Unspoken Words/Steps on Sand

Claudia Bernardi

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Monday, September 21, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm | Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Claudia Bernardi delivering her presentation in "The Southern Border" course.

Read "Art: Horrors and Dreams" by Claudia Bernardi in the Fall 2015 Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.

Since January 2015 an estimated 34,000 children from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. “Unspoken Words/Steps on Sand” shows the exodus of these undocumented, unaccompanied minors from Central America through collaborative, community-based murals painted by youth affected by the violence along the border.

Claudia Bernardi is an Argentine painter, printmaker, and installation artist. In 2005, Bernardi created the School of Art of Perquin in El Salvador. She is Professor of Community Arts at California College of the Arts.

Claudia Bernarid speaks at UC Berkeley. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)Claudia Bernardi speaks at UC Berkeley. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)

Claudia Bernardi speaks at UC Berkeley. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)Claudia Bernardi answers questions from the audience after her talk. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)

Claudia Bernardi speaks with an audience member after her talk. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)Claudia Bernardi speacks with an audience member after her talk. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)

Since January 2015 an estimated 34,000 children from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. “Unspoken Words/Steps on Sand” shows the exodus of these undocumented, unaccompanied minors from Central America through collaborative, community-based murals painted by youth affected by the violence along the border.  Claudia Bernardi is an Argentine painter, printmaker, and installation artist. In 2005, Bernardi created the School of Art of Perquin in El Salvador. She is Professor of Community Arts at California College of the Arts.
Girls painting a mural in Ciudad Juarez. (Photo by Claudia Verenice Flores Escolero.)