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This web site presents
the work of Esther Parada accompanied by texts taken from her writings.


When the Bough Breaks, 2004

The Monroe Doctrine, 1988

Memory Warp, 1980

Peace Corp in Bolivia, 1968

Selected Exhibitions
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2005 To Make the Desert Bloom, a work-in-progress.

2004 When The Bough Breaks, multi-media solo exhibition at Gallery 312, Chicago, IL

2001 Three Acres on the Lake: DuSable Park Proposal Project (a public art project initiated by Laurie Palmer), Gallery 312, Chicago, IL

1998 Canopy: A Meditation on the Demise of the American Elm, (solo exhibition), Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA

1998 “Native Fruits” a photo-text work published in New World [Dis]Orders and Peripheral Strains, published by MARCH/Abrazo Press, Chicago; pp. 36-37

1996 Transplant: A Tale of Three Continents, part of La Finca/The Homestead, a website project, organized by Paul Hertz (Northwestern Univ.) on theme of colonization, for the University of Valencia, Spain

1995-96 Dig.Cultivation, website sponsored by Montage Gallery and Design Research Centre, Derby, England

1992 Who Dis/Covers — Who Dis/Colors: installation at Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago

1991 ArgusAuge: ISARprojekt 91: Fotografie Am Königsplatz. Parada's project Heimat Bayern: für wen? was one of six site-specific public artworks created by an international group of artists at the Königsplatz, Munich, Germany.

1991 2-3-4-D: Digital Revisions in Time and Space; California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA.

1990 Define/Defy the Frame; offset lithography artist’s book/poster published by University Art Gallery, SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, N.Y.

1989 Option/Shift a Macintosh computer-generated artist’s book/collaboration between Esther Parada and critic Deborah Bright, published by the Platen Press, University of Colorado

1988 The Monroe Doctrine: Theme and Variations, Part I, portfolio of 42 [8” x 10”] documents reproduced by offset lithography, with laserprint on vellum coversheet, published by the Platen Press, University of Colorado

1986 Whose News???

1986 Who Was Smedley Butler?, poster 18” x 24”, printed in an edition of 1000, offset lithography, b & w duotone

1984 “C/Overt Ideology: Two Images of Revolution,” pp. 7-16, Afterimage, Vol. 11, # 8, March.

1980 Memory Warp

1980 Past Recovery

1976 Site Unseen: Fragments of an American Burial, MoMing Gallery, Chicago

1968 Peace Corps

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