U.S. / D.R. A Love-Hate Relationship, from the portfolio Here + There

Pepe Coronado, American (born Dominican Republic), born 1965
Dominican York Proyecto Grafica



Serigraph on wove paper


Sheet: 7 1/16 × 7 in. (17.9 × 17.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Class of 1935 Memorial Fund

© Pepe Coronado



Place Made: United States, North America


21st century

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Not on view


Titiled, on reverse, lower center: US/DR A love-Hate Relationship; inscribed, on reverse, lower left corner: 20/25; signed and dated, lower right corner, on reverse


In this diptych, Pepe Coronado places small, silhouetted maps of the Dominican Republic within the map of the United States, then reverses the scheme and places silhouettes of the United States within a map of the Dominican Republic. The borders of the United States are broken by the insertion of the patterned maps of the Dominican Republic, creating a visual representation of the intertwined and entangled histories between the two countries. By adjusting the scale of the maps, the artist challenges their existing power relations as well.

From 1916 to 1924, the United States led an intervention in the Dominican Republic; in 1965, it invaded the country and orchestrated a coup d’etat, thereby removing the democratically elected leftist government of Juan Bosch. Since 1965, over one million Dominicans have immigrated to the United States.

From the 2024 exhibition [Un]Mapping: Decolonial Cartographies of Place, curated by Beatriz Yanes Martinez, Hood Museum Board of Advisors Mutual Learning Fellow, Curatorial and Exhibitions

Course History

ARTH 48.06, LACS 32, Borderlands Art and Theory, Tatiana Reinoza, Spring 2019

Art History 40.03, Latin American and Caribbean Studies 20.11, Art and Politics in Latin America, Mary Coffey - OPEN HOURS, Fall 2023

Art History 40.03, Latin American and Caribbean Studies 20.11, Art and Politics in Latin America, Mary Coffey - OPEN HOURS, Fall 2023

Art History 5.01, Introduction to Contemporary Art, Mary Coffey and Chad Elias, Winter 2024

Exhibition History

[Un]Mapping: Decolonial Cartographies of Place, Harteveldt Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 8 -November 3, 2024.


Coronado Print Studio, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2019.

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