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.

More than 75,000 migrants have died in the last 25 years in the world

It is only a minimum estimate, since the majority of migrant deaths in the world go unrecorded; without forgetting the many families who also suffer the consequences in their countries of origin. (Source: The International Organization of Migration)

At least 2,126 migrants lost their lives in 2021 trying to reach the Spanish coast

This represents an increase of 24% compared to the previous year; a "cruel" historical record. (Source: Southern Border Migration Balance 2021).

281 million people live in a country other than the country of their birth

In 1990 there were 128 million, and in 1970 three times less. The US is the country in the world that receives the most migrants, with more than 50 million people. (Source: UN)