A Blade of Grass Fellowship for POC Emerging Artists in NYC
Alfredo Salazar-Caro is A Blade of Grass’ first recipient of the Fellowship for POC Emerging Artists in NYC. The artist’s work combines portraiture, sculpture, installation, documentary, video, and VR/AR elements to create immersive environments. His newest body of work illuminates the experiences of immigrants and migrants across the Americas. Salazar-Caro was selected for his proposal to build upon the success of his acclaimed VR film, Dreams Of The Jaguar’s Daughter, and to develop parts two and three of the trilogy. The trilogy invites audiences to bear witness to the historic passage of the 2018 migrants’ caravan, starting in Guatemala, through Mexico, and the Arizona desert. Mixing authentic archeological renderings, surrealistic interpretation, and compelling narrative, the trilogy pays homage to the history and culture of those making this journey.