Boris Hoppek, the invisible borders and their heroes
More than 82 million people, by the end of 2020, had been forcibly displaced from their countries due to persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations, according to UNHCR. One in 95 people in the world have been forced to flee their homes due to war or discrimination. The artist Boris Hoppek (Berlin, 1970) has been working around these terrible figures for years. Immigration and racism are an inseparable part of his work, which he analyzes from works that range from site-specific to illustration, photography or collage. In this exhibition he returns to use his famous character Bimbo, a black figure with red lips, his most recognizable icon, to tell this story of social criticism and denunciation.