The El Salvador Mural Project was conceived by Rachel Heidenry in 2010. Funded through a 2011-2012 Fulbright Association Research Grant, Heidenry traveled across El Salvador speaking with artists and community organizers to document the nation’s street art. The resulting online archive is a two-year collaborative project between Heidenry and Salvadoran programmer, Jaime Montoya. The intent is to provide a platform and international voice to Salvadoran mural art and to create a photographic resource so that the country’s walls can be researched, shared and documented.
Please note – the online archive is currently undergoing web maintenance .
Additional resources for the study of Salvadoran mural painting are presented within the archive. These include interview excerpts with Salvadoran artists, scholars and activists, a look at the 2010 photography exhibition held at Centro Arte para La Paz, and links to important Salvadoran institutions, publications and non-profit organizations.
- “The Murals of El Salvador: Reconstruction, Historical Memory and Whitewashing,” Public Art Dialogue, 2014
- Rachel Heidenry, “El Salvador: The Politics of Art and Memory,” The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, 2011