• Monday: 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday-Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 10am-5pm
  • Friday: 10am-7pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday: 10am-5pm

1606 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501


The Disappeared / Los Desaparecidos

Photo by Eric Swanson

The word “disappeared” was redefined during the mid-20th century in Latin America. “Disappear” evolved into a noun used to identify people who were kidnapped, tortured and killed by their own governments in the latter decades of the twentieth century in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela (during a single uprising). Colombia with its fifty-year civil war and Guatemala with its own thirty-seven-year civil war further expanded the meanings and uses of “disappear.”

The exhibition contains work by contemporary artists from each of these countries, who over the course of the last thirty years have made art about the disappeared. These artists have lived through the horrors of the military dictatorships that rocked their countries in the mid-decades of the twentieth century. Some worked in the resistance; some had parents or siblings who were disappeared; others were forced into exile. The youngest were born into the aftermath of those dictatorships. And still others have lived in countries maimed by endless civil war.

The exhibition is just one part of a city-wide series of exhibitions and programs that will be jointly presented by seven Santa Fe organizations – CCA, Center for Documentary Studies, El Museo, IAIA, MFA, SFAI, and SITE – and substantially underwritten by the Lannan Foundation.

Organized by the North Dakota Museum of Art.

To learn more about this city-wide collaborative project, visit

Exhibited Artists:

Marcelo Brodsky
Luis Camnitzer
Arturo Duclos
Juan Manuel Echavarría
Antonio Frasconi
Nicolás Guagnini
Nelson Leirner
Sara Maneiro
Cildo Meireles
Oscar Muñoz
Iván Navarro
Luis Gonzáles Palma
Ana Tiscornia
Fernando Traverso

Identity/Identidad, collaborative work by Argentinean artists:

Carlos Alonso
Nora Aslán
Mireya Baglietto
Remo Bianchedi
Diana Dowek
León Ferrari
Rosana Fuertes
Carlos Gorrarena
Adolfo Nigro
Luis Felipe Noé
Daniel Ontiveros
Juan Carlos Romero
Marcia Schvartz

Artist Bios

Marcelo Brodsky

Marcelo Brodsky (1954) lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. An artist and political activist, Marcelo Brodsky was forced into exile in Barcelona following General Videla’s coup in Argentina in 1976. He studied economics at the University of Barcelona as well as photography at the Centre Internacional de Fotografia (Barcelona).VIEW ARTIST