Clearance is a solo exhibition featuring the work of Joseph Mora. Looking at the different ways of bureaucracies, infrastructures, and (in)accessibilities, Mora uses art handling materials and cues to mirror issues of immigration stemming from his experiences as an art handler, DACA recipient and person living the the U.S. Mora’s experimentations with material, installation and performances draws parallels between the art and political world.
Joseph Josue Mora (b. Mexico, 1993) is a multidisciplinary artist and educator based in Chicago, IL. Currently, his work is focused on the similarities of the United States’ and the art world’s bureaucracies to disenfranchise people of color. Mora has been awarded the Caxton Artists Book Grant and SAIC’s Student Government’s Idea Grant to help start the production of Undocumented Projects (co-organizer) Survival Kits.
This is all new art that Mora has been working on during his first residency at The Chicago Art Department’s CORE Residency (September ‘18- March ‘19)