25th June – 18th July 2020 | A4 Sounds Gallery

Liturgía is the culmination of work by artist in residence Chris Hinojosa as part of our We Only Want the Earth 2020 programme. The work takes its point of departure from the ever rising death toll of trans women of color worldwide. Statistics show that in 2019 there were around 400 reported murder cases in the US, Hinojosa’s home state of Texas making up about 33 of those cases, all of which were persons of color.

Liturgía plunges us into a world of new mythologies, drawing comparisons between the Catholic martyrdom of saints, and the real tangible bodies of those whom we have lost in the trans community. Operating in the liminal space between death and rebirth, searching for retribution and acknowledging these new canonized saints of self-becoming, Hinojosa invites us into a fantasy realm of beatific vision and grief. Slipping between autobiography and fiction, relationships between trauma, desire, and myth are given form. The voice materialises through the light chantilly curtains, then disappears into thin air. From relics growing crystals and pearl, sensuous but ethereal, cloaked in skin-like raiments, the martyr emerges.

Liturgía invites audiences to partake in dialogues around trans identities, trauma, and insists in performance as a method for centering, archiving and transmitting repressed histories.

Liturgía is kindly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland’s Art Grant Funding 2020.

Exhibition Information

As social distancing and associated restrictions on the opening of social and cultural venues remain in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, aspects of the presentation of this work have necessarily changed from offline to online. Although it has been possible to install the work in the gallery space,  an online artist-in-conversation event, a live-streamed artist talk and gallery tour and other presentations of work have taken the place of live performances and audience visits.   

Exhibition Opening
Thursday 25th June

5pm: Liturgía Film Broadcast
The film will be broadcast via this link between 5pm and 5:45pm.
No booking Required.

6pm: In Conversation with & Q&A
Chris Hinojosa,
Lilith Carroll (Transgender Equality Network Ireland, TENI),
Alber Saborío (gender.RIP) and,
Evgeny Shtorn (Create National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts,

To book your ticket for the discussion please click the button below.

Exhibition Duration
26th June – 18th July

Gallery Stream: 12pm-5pm Daily
Liturgía Film Broadcast: 5pm Daily

Chris Hinojosa

Chris Hinojosa (b. 1992, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA) holds a MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London and completed her BFA in Photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Hinojosa has exhibited across the U.K. and internationally. Most recent exhibitions include PROTEST! At the Irish Museum of Modern Art, (Dublin, IE 2020); Our Becoming As The Possibility To Be, Resist? Converge and Depend, (San Jose, Costa Rica 2019); Pearl (You Amuse Me / I Frighten You) curated by Camille Brechignac, b.Dewitt Gallery, The Workshop London, (London, U.K., 2018).


Chris Hinojosa is the recipient of our artist in residence award in partnership with Create: National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts, Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) and consulting artists gender.RIP.

Further Information

We Only Want the Earth is intended as a broad conversation about the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there? You can find out more information about our programme here.

Support Us:

If you support what we do please consider donating 1 hour of your monthly wage to We Only Want the Earth.
Your support will enable is to realise our programme to its fullest potential by enabling us to pay fair wages, facilitate more engaging and accessible art experiences and help us develop our programme for many years to come.

Related Articles

We Only Want the Earth Artist Talks

We Only Want the Earth is a 12-month programme of awards, exhibitions, and events that seeks to interrogate the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there?

Join us for our first artist talk of the programme with our artists in residence Chris Hinojosa and Áine O’Hara. Both artists will present their practice to date and talk about the work they intend to make over the coming months.

Chris Hinojosa

Chris Hinojosa’s practice concerns the stage as an opportunity for the suspension of disbelief, the reclamation of space, and fantasy as mechanisms for shifting power dynamics. Recently she has been working primarily with her experience as a Latinx Trans woman, exploring modes of normalizing public conversation around trauma, specifically as it relates to trans identity. Working in photography, vocal performance and audio production, Chris uses the ‘stage’ (sometimes a public site) to allow the body to become greater than it is in isolation, shifting everyday dynamics to allow fantasy to become a personal reality.

We Only Want the Earth: Project Award 2 Open Call

A4 Sounds in partnership with Fire Station Artists’ Studios and Migrants and Ethnic-Minorities for Reproductive Justice (MERJ) invite applications from migrant and ethnic minority artists, including members of the Travelling community, for a six-month project award as part of the We Only Want the Earth 2020 programme. The project will run from May to October 2020. The award aims to support an artist or group of artists based in Ireland to develop their arts practice

Talking in Circles: Community voices discuss equality issues at the heart (and art) of society in Ireland.

  Talking in Circles is a half day seminar hosted by A4 Studios, with an introduction and facilitation by Dr Karen Nickell. Studio artists Fiona…

Culture Night Extravaganza at A4!

Once again, A4 Sounds is delighted to welcome Culture Night visitors for a full and eclectic programme of workshops, performances, screenings and more. Full programme…


Leave a Reply