The Chosen Memories Channel

Watch a special selection of five video works by contemporary Latin American artists

This channel is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Chosen Memories: Contemporary Latin American Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift and Beyond, now on view at MoMA.

Through Sep 9


About the exhibition

Chosen Memories presents contemporary works by Latin American artists who have been investigating history as source material for their work. Anchored by a transformative gift of works from trustee Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, and shown in dialogue with other Latin American works from the Museum’s collection, the exhibition brings together videos, photographs, paintings, and sculptures made over the past four decades.

The dialogue continues below with three online-only videos that expand on these themes of memory and time, alongside two recent acquisitions that are also included in the gallery exhibition.

  • Carlos Amorales



  • Juan Manuel Echavarría

    Mouths of Ash


  • Fernando Ortega

    Narrow Day


  • Las Nietas de Nonó. Still from FOODTOPIA: después de todo territorio. 2021. Digital video (color, sound). Courtesy the artists

    Las Nietas de Nonó

    FOODTOPIA: Después de todo territorio (FOODTOPIA: After Every Territory)


  • Paulo Nazareth. Antropologia do negro II (Black Anthropology II). 2014. High-definition video (black and white, sound), 7:21 min. Latin American and Caribbean Fund

    Paulo Nazareth

    Antropologia do negro II (Black Anthropology II)


Major funding for the exhibition is provided by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Additional support is provided by the Annual Exhibition Fund. Leadership contributions to the Annual Exhibition Fund, in support of the Museum’s collection and collection exhibitions, are generously provided by the Sandra and Tony Tamer Exhibition Fund, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, Eva and Glenn Dubin, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Anne Dias, Kenneth C. Griffin, Alice and Tom Tisch, the Marella and Giovanni Agnelli Fund for Exhibitions, Mimi Haas, The David Rockefeller Council, The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Kathy and Richard S. Fuld, Jr., The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, and Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder. Major contributions to the Annual Exhibition Fund are provided by Emily Rauh Pulitzer, The Sundheim Family Foundation, and Karen and Gary Winnick.

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