Ilán Lieberman

I’m from San Miguel del Progreso / Ni kayot Xamikel del Progreso

2013 – 2016

Oral history project in the Nahuatl community of San Miguel del Progreso, Sierra Norte mountain range, State of Puebla, Mexico.


Exhibition at the Amparo Museum, Puebla, Mexico.
January – March 2016


“…as they told and established in their story, and drew for us in their parchments those who were old, our grandfathers and grandmothers, great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers, our elders, our forefathers; it happened that they left us an admonition, they bequeathed it to us, who live here now, from whom we come from and that their doings will never be lost or forgotten, what they registered in their writings and paintings, their fame and renown and memory, in the coming times it will never be lost or forgotten; we will always keep it, their sons, grandchildren, younger brothers, great-grandsons, descendants, blood and color; it will be told and will be named by those who live and born, the Mexican kin, the sons of the Tenochcas.”

Fernando Alvarado Tezozómoc
Crónica mexicáyotl

Gallery 1
Design of scenic device and lighting: Jesús Hernández
Technical assistance and programing: Ismael Carrasco
Sound mixing in 5.1: Pablo Lach
Animation: Ana Lieberman


Gallery 2
Photography: Guillermo Rodríguez
Sound mixing: Pablo Lach