America’s Family Prison 

Regina José Galindo


I rent a cell used in exhibitions within the private prison industry in the United States. Taking as a model the family cells of T. Don Hutto Correctional Center (Texas), I adapt it and dwell in it together with my baby and my husband for 24 hours.
When leaving, the door is left open and the cell is shown as an art object.

(Text by Regina José Galindo)
Regina José Galindo is a visual artist specialized in performance art. Her work explores the universal ethical implications of social injustices.

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America's Family Prison, 2008.

Image courtesy of the artist. Photo by Todd Johnson and David Perez.

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America's Family Prison
, 2008.

Image courtesy of the artist. Photo by Todd Johnson and David Perez.

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America's Family
Prison, 2008.

Image courtesy of the artist. Photo by Todd Johnson and David Perez.

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America's Family Prison, 2008.

Image courtesy of the artist. Photo by Todd Johnson and David Perez.

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America's Family Prison, 2008.

Image courtesy of the artist. Photo by Todd Johnson and David Perez.

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America's Family Prison, 2008.

Image courtesy of the artist. Photo by Todd Johnson and David Perez.

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America's Family Prison, 2008.

Image courtesy of the artist. Photo by Todd Johnson and David Perez.

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America's Family Prison,
2008.

Image courtesy of the artist. Photo by Todd Johnson and David Perez.