Who is Welcome to Migrate?

Who is Welcome to Migrate?

Alexandra Cardone, 22

My work seeks to address the question: Who is Welcome? Over the course of the last year, my immigration experience to the UK has really enlightened my perspective on what it means to seek refuge. I realized that certain people are more desirable applicants to migrate, despite the dire need for asylum. The issue of immigration to this country has become ever more central to public discourse, often cast in terms of potential threat. My art piece juxtaposes two different immigrant situations affluence, and refugees both seeking to enter. Immigration is such a complex issue and this piece strives to start conversation about the flow of ideas and people with varied backgrounds and experiences from globalization, turmoil, migration, and transnational exchange.

Border Crossing
Paper Collage
100cm x 150cm