On view through April 29, 2021
Elena del Rivero: Home Address is a multi-venue project commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment and women’s right to vote. In honor of this milestone, artist Elena del Rivero (Spanish, b. 1949) created 19 flags to be hoisted at 19 organizations across the United States in 2020 and 2021. The flags, reminiscent of everyday stained cloth towels, prompt references to the kitchen as both a domestic and political space for female empowerment. On view across the United States, the project Home Address aims to acknowledge the local histories that shaped the broader national fight for equal rights. The artist, in collaboration with the host institution, dedicates the flag to an important woman of color in each community where immediate access to voting may not have been possible after passage of the 19th amendment.
About the Artist
Born in Valencia, Spain in 1949, Elena del Rivero is the recipient of major grants and prizes in recognition of her work. She recently received a grant from Anonymous Was a Woman (2020) and in 2019, was awarded a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Del Rivero’s work resides in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Musuem of Modern of Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain. The artist lives and works in New York City.
The presentation of Elena del Rivero: Home Address at the Tampa Museum of Art is sponsored by Todd Walker.