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Margarita Cabrera: Space in Between

October 7, 2016 - February 12, 2017

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Ottosen Gallery in Dorrance Hall
Entrance is included with paid Garden admission or Membership.


  • Call 480 941.1225 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Visit the Admissions Box Office | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Space in Between is a collaboration between artist Margarita Cabrera, the Arizona State University Art Museum and Desert Botanical Garden. Cabrera's project is a continuation of her on-going work with Latino communities.  

Space in Between centers on the creation of artworks and promotion of cultural dialogues revolving around themes related to community, craft, immigration, cultural identity, labor practices and sustainability. 

Cabrera will lead workshops with communities from the Arizona region to create soft sculptures of desert plants made from recycled Border Patrol uniforms and embroidered with personal stories of immigration. The artwork will be displayed at the Desert Botanical Garden and will be the launch for a national traveling exhibition the following year.  

If you have any thoughts you would like to share about the Space in Between exhibit at the Garden, please email

Additional support for the project is by the CALA Alliance, National Endowment for the Arts, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Museums for America Grant Number MA-20-14-0236-14. Mexican Consulate, Southwest Key, and Latino youth from the Phoenix community. 


Arizona Storytellers: Identity & Immigration

Thursday, October 27 | 7-9 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Dorrance Center

General admission: $10

Join, The Arizona Republic and Alliance Bank of Arizona as we celebrate Space in Between by Margarita Cabrera through stories of family, immigration, identity and community.

Concessions and cash bar available.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here


About the Artist 
Margarita Cabrera was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and grew up in Mexico City, Salt Lake City and El Paso, Texas. She received an MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College, CUNY, and began her professional career in New York. Her most recent exhibitions include a show entitled “Pop Departures” at the Seattle Art Museum, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., the Talley Dunn Gallery in Dallas, the Dallas Latino Cultural Center, and  the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. In 2012, she was a recipient of the Knight Artist in Residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, North Carolina. Cabrera was also a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and the ArtPace Residency.