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Join us for a screening of “Conquista” followed by Q&A with directors Joshua Moroles and Robert Espericueta and artist Uriel Landeros.

Documentary Screening: Conquista

June 13, 2024
6:00-8:00 PM
In the ever-evolving and often inscrutable world of modern art, few events have stirred as much controversy and intrigue as the daring act committed by an enigmatic artist known only as “Conquista.” In a world where art oscillates between profound expression and extravagant valuation, Conquista’s story stands out as a remarkable tale of defiance, mystery, and an audacious challenge to the status quo.
“Conquista” is directed by Joshua Moroles & Robert Espericueta
Rated PG-13
$10 Admission for Screening
Free for IMAS Members
Seating is limited. Pre-registration recommended.


This full-feature documentary “Conquista” is a riveting documentary that tells the incredible story of a daring artist who shook the art world to its core. In 2012, a man calling himself “Conquista” walked into the Menil Collection museum in Houston, Texas, and spray-painted over a rare 1929 Picasso painting worth a staggering $78 million.

What followed was a cat-and-mouse game that spanned several continents, as Conquista eluded authorities. The American government was on the hunt for the mysterious artist, and the art world buzzed with speculation about his motives and identity.

The film takes viewers on a thrilling ride as it pieces together the events leading up to the brazen act of vandalism, and delves into Conquista’s background and artistic vision. Reenacted Interviews with art experts, museum curators, and law enforcement officials provide insight into the significance of the Picasso painting, and the repercussions of the crime.

As the story unfolds, the film raises provocative questions about the value of art, the power of individual expression, and the lengths to which people will go to make their mark on the world. “Conquista” is a must-see for anyone interested in the intersection of art, crime, and cultural identity.

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“Conquista Doc” has won awards:

  1. Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival
  2. Texas Film Festival
  3. FDCLA Corpus Christi
  4. Hollywood Gold Awards
  5. New Jersey Film Awards
  6. New York Movie Awards
  7. Vegas Movie Awards
  8. South Texas International Film Festival
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