Podcast: Peace Beyond Words

Our podcast features experiences and artifacts of peacbuilding throughout the Americas through art, film, music, dance, and theatre.

Episode #1: Murals and murales: Art for peace and justice on the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall

artists Enrique Chiu in fron tof mural

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This podcast features an in-depth interview with Mexican painter, social activist, and motivational speaker, Enrique Chiu, who is perhaps best-known for his Brotherhood Mural, the largest mural in the world painted on the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Chiu, who resides in Tijuana and holds degrees in Design from CSU Long Beach and Santa Ana, was also recently recognized by the Junior Chamber International as one of the Top Outstanding Young People in the World in 2019. Chiu is also the founder of the Enrique Chiu International Foundation for a Child with a Future, together with the Municipal Institute of Women in Tijuana. Chiu's art has been showcased at galleries around the world, including the Museum of Latin American Art, the EMMA Gallery, Madrid, Spain; Government Palace of Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico; Panama City Museum;

Palace of Culture Tijuana, B.C. Mexico; Rafael Solana Cultural Center, Mexico City, Mexico; Norma Vilar Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Cultural Center, Mexico State, Mexico; Legislative Palace, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Delegated House of Narino, Bogotá, Colombia; Geraldes Da Silva Gallery, Porto, Portugal; Puerta de Angel Gallery, Barcelona, ​​Spain; Kaunas Castle, Lithuania; Populonia Castle, Tuscany, Italy; Factory Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom; Embassy of Mexico, Paris, France. Chiu states that art is a call to social awareness and that was the reason he found the wall dividing the U.S. and Mexico the perfect canvas to pain the world's largest mural.