115 X 89 cm / 45 x 35 in
Winner of the Salón Jóvenes con FIA 2.0/ 3 Prize 2014
Hugo Chavez’s regime was popular in Venezuela despite the bad economic conditions of the country due to the subsidized services funded with the massive income from oil. Among these subsidized services was food, and chicken was one of the main products sold. Soon, cheap food became a strong control system, while bringing private food producers to bankruptcy due to asymmetric competition. When oil prices dropped, food scarcity became normal in Venezuela.
In this work, I seek to symbolically subvert the domination system that is implemented through chicken in my country.