Claudio Dicochea

Mi Tierra Artist Claudio Dicochea 

Dicochea's Installation Is on View through Oct. 22, 2017

Claudio Dicochea is one of 13 artists who created installations at the Denver Art Museum for Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place.

Borrowing from the disciplines of astronomy, biology, and sociology, Claudio Dicochea created Songs of the Event Horizon to question conventional assumptions about mestizaje, people of mixed European, African, and indigenous American ancestry. For Denver, he installed a suite of paintings over a vinyl wallcovering that features graphics of an interstellar radio transmission sent into deep space in 1974 from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, which included basic information about humanity and the Earth.

Paintings on a gallery wall that make up Songs of the Event Horizon by Claudio Diochea

Carleen Brice is content manager in the marketing department at the Denver Art Museum. Carleen has been at the DAM since 2013. Every day at the museum she is reminded of this quote by Maya Angelou: "You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."