Yo Tambien Tengo Sueños (I Too Have Dreams)

Karla Rosas, Mexican (active in the United States), born 1992



Digital print

Image: 17 1/8 × 21 7/8 in. (43.5 × 55.5 cm)

Sheet: 20 × 25 7/8 in. (50.8 × 65.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Stephen and Constance Spahn '63 Acquisition Fund

© Karla Rosas



Place Made: United States, North America


21st century

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Not on view


Signed, in image, bottom edge: KARLITA!'19; inscribed, in image, lower right edge: @KARLINCHI_; inscribed, in image, center: YO TAMBIEN TENGO SUENOS


Karla Rosas created this work to celebrate and honor all forms of labor for International Worker’s Day. Through their art, they are demanding that laws and policies be passed to improve working conditions for undocumented immigrants. Depicting six undocumented individuals, this print is a response to the 2019 Hard Rock construction project collapse in New Orleans that killed three workers and injured many more.

Rosas is an undocumented artist born in Neuvo Laredo, Mexico, and based in New Orleans. Through the use of traditional and digital tools, Rosas’s art explores ways that immigration, the border, and illegality shape their experiences of family history, queerness, mental illness, the body, and identity.

From the 2022 exhibition A DREAM Deferred: Undocumented Immigrants and the American Dream, A Space for Dialogue 106, curated by Yliana Beck, '22 Conroy Intern

Course History

Art History 40.05, Latino Studies 12.01, Print the Revolution, Mary Coffey, Spring 2023

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 106, A DREAM Deferred: Undocumented Immigrants and the American Dream, Yliana Beck, Class of 2022, Conroy Intern, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 30 - June 18, 2022.


Maricosas: Art + Illustration by Karla Rosas; sold to present collection, 2022.

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