On View

View of Exhibition Along LaGuardia Place

Faces Change | Immigrant Prejudice Remains

New York University Kimmel Windows Gallery presents Faces Change | Immigrant Prejudice Remains from May 26 to September 1, 2021, on the corner of LaGuardia Place and West 3rd Street, visible 24/7. Faces Change | Immigrant Prejudice Remains is a contemporary photography exhibition featuring the works of artists currently documenting the liminal, precarious, and life-threatening experience of crossing the Mexican-American border.

Latin American folx migrating to the U.S. for refuge have been put in the national spotlight due in large part to an escalation in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) raids, the detention of undocumented immigrants, and child separation policies. Tensions have contributed to a dramatic surge in anti-Immigrant and racist rhetoric making immigration at the U.S. - Mexico Border one of the most hotly contested discussions in United States politics.

Concern for the future of immigration policy and U.S. race-relations have amplified the discourse surrounding anti-immigration sentiment; thus, contributing to a revival in artistic and journalistic attention. By tracing artistic observations of the border, their works reveal and illuminate a history of long-standing bigotry.

Faces Change, but Immigrant Prejudice Remains includes historical photographs that connect today’s xenophobia to that of the past, establishing a consistent narrative of discrimination in the United States directed towards Asian, brown, Black, and Indigenous folx.

As a direct response to the current political moment, we hope that confronting these stark images will inspire reflection and action as you walk through the city streets.

This exhibition features six artists, three working today and three from previous generations. Guillermo Arias, and Veronica Gabriela Cárdenas, Griselda San Martin are contemporary photographers documenting the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Their photography shares connections with the work of Dorothea Lange, Ken Light and Alex Webb photographers of the 1980s and 1990s, and 1930s, respectively.

Faces Change | Immigrant Prejudice Remains is curated by:

  • Sage Ballard de la Bastida, GSAS '21
  • Shelby Victoria Crespino, GSAS '21
  • Monica Marchese, GSAS '21
  • Cassandra Paul, GSAS '22

Support for the exhibit was provided by NYU Art in Public Places, operating under the aegis of the Office of the Provost.

Kimmel Windows, corner of LaGuardia & West 3rd

Featured Past Exhibitions

DPI Senior Show  | January 28th - March 1st

Exhibitors include Ellie Bates, Matt Bernstein, Natasha Fradkin, Andrés Guerrero, Grace Hinchen, Ayesha Kazim, Shelby Kraut, @routhemartian, Shina Tser-shiuan Peng, Katina Pennington, Tejan Rahim

DPI Senior Show One 2021

DPI Senior Show One 2021

Bobst Library


Co-Produced by Elizabeth Hoffman, J. Martin Daughtry, and Kent Underwood

A Site-Specific Sound-Art Installation for the NYU Bobst Library Atrium. Once per day—timed to coincide with sunset in New York City—an array of four computer-controlled loudspeakers will project a brief cascade of electroacoustic tones of varying timbres, frequencies, and durations, unfolding in kaleidoscopically changing patterns and blending harmoniously with the ambient sounds of human activity within the vast, resonant space.

Bobst Library

70 Washington Square South
Permanent installation

MIXED | A Public Art Installation Sharing Family Stories

MIXED | A Public Art Installation Sharing Family Stories


MIXED tells the stories of families who share multiple ancestries, religions, nationalities, and experiences. These stories resist simple representations about race and identity. Instead, I seek to show people as they are, not as categories or stereotypes, but as real individuals and families – as mixed and complex as they may be.

NYU Kimmel Windows

LaGuardia Pl. and W 3rd St.
November 12th, 2019 through March 24th, 2020

Xaviera Simmons, Capture (still), 2019. Courtesy of the artist and David Castillo Gallery

Xaviera Simmons, Capture (still), 2019. Courtesy of the artist and David Castillo Gallery


Xaviera Simmons


Great Hall Exhibitions

Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street
Opening Feb. 18th, 6:30–9:00 pm
Open to the public daily, 1pm–4pm