Agave Festival

Saturday, June 8
400 West El Paso Street
Marfa, TX

Judd Foundation presents an installation and activation of ceramic and clay sound pieces by Gaby Híjar, a visual artist born in Creel, the entrance to the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua. Hijar’s work combines sound, sculpture, and body movement through performance to display how all originates from oneself. For her installation at the Block, she will present five works from three series of ceramic and clay sound pieces. These works will be exhibited throughout the outdoor courtyard spaces of the Block and be activated by the artist during a performance at 1:00pm.

The installation at the Block is part of the eighth edition of Festival de Arte Nuevo (New Arts Festival). This edition, Habitar which means “to inhabit,” follows the idea of how the space in which we live affects us and how we do the same with it. Artistic proposals presented in Marfa explore the idea of the importance of every individual piece that forms a whole in a community.

Organized in partnership with the Chihuahuan Department of Culture and Agave Festival Marfa.

Gaby Híjar (b. 1990, Creel) is a visual artist whose work explores the relationship between sculpture and sound through the use of the body. Híjar received a Bachelor’s degree in arts with specialty in sculpture from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua (UACH). She has a Master degree in Fine Arts from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas with a major in ceramics and minor in metals. She has completed residencies in Hofsós, Iceland; Mexico City and Oaxaca, Mexico; and São Paulo, Brazil. Her work was exhibited at the Sebastian Museum, in Chihuahua city, in 2019. In 2020, she moved to Tulum as a member of the team of ceramists at Roth Design. She received the Young Creators Grant from the National Fund for Creation and Artists in 2023; the Creators with Trayectory grant from the municipal fund for artists and creators from Chihuahua (FOMAC), the Multicultural Fellowship scholarship to attend the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference in Richmond, Virginia; and a scholarship to attend the Women Working With Clay Symposium in Roanoke, Virginia at the Hollins University in 2024.