- / The Inc.

With hot weather upon us, we’re thinking about the many agricultural workers working in the sun in fields across Canada. Carlos Colín’s solo exhibition Little México explores the idea of sporadic diaspora of Mexican labourers that work and live in Abbotsford for up to 8 months a year through the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP). Join us in the Cannon gallery from 1-2pm on

Saturday June 22 where Carlos will offer an artist talk. Afterwards, we’ll move into the courtyard where we’ll make and eat guacamole while discussing dignity for agricultural workers. This is a free event, no registration required.

Carlos Colín (Mexico, 1980), currently lives and works between Mexico City and Vancouver, Canada. Carlos is a visual artist and pedagogue, his artistic and theoretical research topic explores and connects the core cultural, socio-political, and artistic manifestations through baroque’s rhetorical and narrative systems as a colonial legacy in contemporary socio-political events in Latin America and its migration. He studied his undergraduate program in Visual Communication and Design, and a MFA at the National School of Fine Art UNAM, in Mexico City. He has a second MFA and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of British Columbia. Recently, his work has been exhibited in BIENALSUR 2023, Argentina; The New Gallery in Calgary; Contemporary Art Space in Montevideo, Uruguay, and at the Workers Art & Heritage Centre, in Hamilton. Colin was awarded the 2016 Emerging Artist, and the 2017 Artist Studio Award Program granted for the City of Vancouver.