In 2010, Heidenry began the El Salvador Mural Project. Funded through a 2011-2012 Fulbright Research Grant, she traveled across El Salvador speaking with artists and community organizers to document the nation’s murals. The resulting online archive was a two-year collaborative project between Heidenry and Salvadoran programmer, Jaime Montoya. The intent was 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 being redesigned.
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 in Suchitoto, El Salvador, and links to important Salvadoran cultural institutions, publications and non-profit organizations.
- “The Murals of El Salvador: Reconstruction, Historical Memory and Whitewashing,” Public Art Dialogue, 2014