Program Eduardo Sarabia

Eduardo Sarabia: Drifting on a Dream
September 16 - December 16, 2017

PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 16, 2017, 6-8pm


The Mistake Room is pleased to present Eduardo Sarabia: Drifting on a Dream, the first solo exhibition of LA-born, Guadalajara-based artist Eduardo Sarabia in Los Angeles in almost a decade. Made possible through the support of the Mike Kelley Foundation, and coinciding with the Getty Foundation’s PST: LA/LA initiative, the exhibition will bring together some of the artist’s most iconic previous projects as well as a host of new works. Organized loosely in three intersecting environments that represent recurring archetypal characters in Eduardo's oeuvre—The Migrant, The Mystic, and The Greater Fool—the interwoven projects aim to problematize the chronological format of the conventional survey show and highlight the complex relationships and networks that have facilitated Sarabia's multiple creative projects over the years. Functioning as an immersive installation and a stage that will be activated with a host of public and private happenings, the show will also allow Sarabia to shoot scenes for a new video work that will be presented next year. Bringing together past and new collaborators, the exhibition aims to give viewers deeper insights into Sarabia's process of working while transforming the survey presentation into a dynamic backdrop for the creation of new work. From making his own brand of tequila and opening a bar in Berlin to reviving an expedition company tasked with finding the mythical treasure of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa, Eduardo Sarabia: Drifting on a Dream, will take viewers into the many worlds conceived and made real by an artist whose practice embodies the tensions and possibilities that come with living between nations. 

Eduardo Sarabia: Drifting on a Dream is organized by The Mistake Room and curated by Cesar Garcia, TMR Executive & Artistic Director, with Nicolas Orozco-Valdivia, Curatorial Assistant. 


Eduardo Sarabia: Drifting on a Dream is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

Major support for this exhibition is provided by the  Mike Kelley Foundation. 

Generous support for this exhibition is provided by The Mistake Room's Board of Directors, Big Mistake Patron Group, International Council, and Contemporary Council. 

Additional support is provided by Mark Falcone and Ellen Bruss, joségarcía ,mx, and Páramo. 

In-kind support is provided by Casa Dragones, Gladys Tamez, Morillo Shk Fine Arts Logistics, The Paper Palate, and Salvación Mezcal. 

Special thanks to Sami Hayek, Danielle Steckler, DJ Lady Sinclair, DJ Lengua, and Los Master Plus.