TRUTH FARM is a curatorial collaboration between artist Ana Teresa Fernández, John Kluge, founder and managing director of the Refugee Investment Network, and Enrique Perret, executive director of the U.S.-México Foundation.
Ana Teresa Fernández, an artist from México, explores the politics of intersectionality through time-based actions and social gestures, translated into masterful paintings, site-specific installations and videos. Operating formally at the intersection of land art, performance and history painting, Fernandez mines 21st-century feminism, post colonial landscapes, and the psychological barriers to empathy. Fernández has exhibited her works at institutions and festivals across the U.S. and in Europe
John Kluge, a Charlottesville-based social entrepreneur and activist, is Founder and Managing Director of the Refugee Investment Network (RIN), an organization dedicated to advancing investment solutions to global forced displacement. Over the last two years, Kluge has been leading RIN’s Initiative for Inclusive Investment in Mexico (3IM), designing a blueprint for expanding economic inclusion for refugees, asylum seekers, and migrant communities in Mexico and the border region. Kluge currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream, as a Director for the U.S.- Mexico Foundation, and for Charlottesville’s New Hill Development Corporation.He previously served as a member of the Center for Strategic International Studies’ bipartistan Taskforce on Global Forced Migration and as a member of the Human Rights Commission of Charlottesville. He is the author of John Kluge: Stories and co-author of Charity and Philanthropy for Dummies.
Enrique Perret, director of the U.S.-México Foundation, has a history of deep commitment to the US-Mexico bilateral relationship. Enrique is a former government professional with a strong track record of leading government engagement and business development strategies between Mexico and the U.S. He also has a strong commitment to civil society endeavors and has served in leadership roles on diverse nonprofit boards. Enrique holds a bachelor’s degree in International Commerce, a master’s degree in Economics and Government, and has completed executive courses at Harvard University, Wharton School and SMU.