CCA presents bilingual exhibition ‘News from the Kingdom of Yuppieland’

Rocío Caballero stands in front of her desk and a painting in her studio

The Center for Creativity and the Arts (CCA) presents Mexican artist Rocío Caballero with her Exhibition “News from the Kingdom of Yuppieland.” The virtual gallery will be open from March 1 to May 31 with an artist reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4 on Zoom. The multimedia exhibition will be presented in English and Spanish.

Proudly “Chintolola,” Caballero is a native of the historic Tepaneca neighborhood of Azcapotzalco, in Mexico City. Her work over the last 20 years visually tells the anecdotes, history and fables of the brotherhood of gray goblins that inhabit the world of Yuppieland.

“When I allow myself to be stimulated by music, mainly jazz, rock or classical music, the atmosphere magically changes, and I can travel anywhere, for example, to Yuppieland, and become each of my childish characters,” said Caballero.

In this dystopian world, the gray goblins “crush” on men of finance and power with pressed suits in absurd child-like situations. The men feed on the dreams they steal in blind obedience while controlling their subordinates through deception, sleight of hand, masquerades and spells. In creating these characters, Caballero evokes humor as she criticizes power structures.

Caballero has had 18 solo exhibits in Mexico and the USA, participated and in group exhibits in Mexico, the United States, South America and Europe. She has received multiple awards and honorary mentions at several biennials and art competitions.

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One thought on “CCA presents bilingual exhibition ‘News from the Kingdom of Yuppieland’

  1. Brilliant, if I could buy one it would be the lesson of anatomy. No doubt, Caballero is one of the living artists I most admire.

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