Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A): Krome

Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A): Krome (January 2 – May 9, 2021) showcases a moving selection of nearly 30 ink portraits created by Venezuelan, South Florida-based artist Jose Alvarez during his time in Miami’s Krome immigration detention center in 2011. The artist, who was arrested for passport fraud after his visa expired, completed a series of portraits of fellow detainees while fighting for his freedom. The subjects’ personal histories will be presented alongside their portraits. At the time of Alvarez’s detention in 2011, his large-scale, site-specific installation Vibrating Strands of Energy was on view at the Norton as part of Altered States (April 2 – July 17, 2011), a major group exhibition.