Khaled's Ladder

Against the backdrop of the US Presidential election, and increasingly anti-immigrant rhetoric coming from Donald Trump and the Republican Party, Palestinian artist, Khaled Jarrar, travels along the US / Mexican border from San Diego / Tijuana to El Paso / Juarez. Along the way Jarrar explores common concerns and human stories along the border. His journey culminates with the installation of an artwork made from stolen pieces of the US / Mexico border wall, in Juarez, Mexico. Although Jarrar has not given the monument a name, local people are calling it, “Khaled’s Ladder.”

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Release Date

July 2016

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San Diego, CA
Tijuana, Mexico
El Paso,TX

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Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Khaled Jarrar looking through a peephole in the US / Mexico Border Wall in Tijuana.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Peephole view through the US / Mexico Border Wall in Tijuana.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Memorial Crosses on the US / Mexico Border Wall in Tijuana.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Khaled Jarrar ripping part of the US / Mexico Border Wall down in Tijuana.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Khaled Jarrar dragging part of the US / Mexico Border Wall along the beach in Tijuana.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Khaled Jarrar showing Mexican border police his project on the US / Mexico Border in Tijuana.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Khaled Jarrar showing Mexican border police his project on the US / Mexico Border in Tijuana.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

US / Mexico Border Wall, Tijuana.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

During the US Presidential election, increasingly anti-immigrant rhetoric became the main theme of Donald Trump's and the Republican Party's campaign.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Khaled Jarrar interviewing local Mexican residents along the US / Mexico Border.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

US / Mexico Border, Mexicali.

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Khaled Jarrar with Joao Inada at the US / Mexico Border Crossing in Tijuana.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Khaled Jarrar and Joao Inada attaching the artwork on the roof of the CULTURUNNERS RV following its construction at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Khaled Jarrar with Joao Inada at the US / Mexico Border in Tijuana.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Khaled Jarrar with Stephen Stapleton, Tijuana.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Local worker digging a whole for the concrete foundation of final artwork on the US/Mexico border fence, in Juarez, Mexico.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Local workers installing final artwork on the US/Mexico border fence, in Juarez, Mexico.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Local boys wrapping pieces of 'Ramadan' fabric on final artwork on the US/Mexico border fence, in Juarez, Mexico. Although Jarrar did not give the monument a name, local people called it, “Khaled’s Ladder”.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Local boys in front of final artwork on the US/Mexico border fence, in Juarez, Mexico. Although Jarrar did not give the monument a name, local people called it, “Khaled’s Ladder”.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Local boys wrapping pieces of 'Ramadan' fabric on final artwork on the US/Mexico border fence, in Juarez, Mexico. Although Jarrar did not give the monument a name, local people called it, “Khaled’s Ladder”.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Final artwork made from stolen pieces of the US/Mexico border fence, in Juarez, Mexico. Although Jarrar did not give the monument a name, local people called it, “Khaled’s Ladder”.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Local boy photographed in front of final artwork on the US/Mexico border fence, in Juarez, Mexico. Although Jarrar did not give the monument a name, local people called it, “Khaled’s Ladder”.

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder, 2016

Final artwork made from stolen pieces of the US/Mexico border fence, in Juarez, Mexico. Although Jarrar did not give the monument a name, local people called it, “Khaled’s Ladder”.

Photo by John Mireles

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Khaled Jarrar

With photographs, videos, installations, films, and performances that are focused on his native Palestine, multidisciplinary artist Khaled Jarrar explores the impact of modern-day power struggles on ordinary citizens while seeking to maximise the social potential of artistic interventions.

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