Migrations Portfolio

I was born in Cuba and was interned in a camp for political dissidents as a child. History is not a subject I picked up from a dusty schoolbook, but things I’ve actually lived. I think of the body as the agent, measure, and sum of physical and cultural substance because my own body acts and is acted upon. It senses, remembers, and reports on lived experiences real and imagined. In these works my body explores identity as a varied and hybrid representation deciphering myths and histories from different communal fonts. My studio practice reflects this variability through diverse visual strategies and inter-disciplinarily. I circle each physical memory probing it from different directions. The resulting drawings, paintings, photographs, video, and installations document these explorations.

Annotated Image List

Border Crossing 2015, Video 2:32 mins

The New Colossus 2015, Video 4 mins

Mi Patria Querida (My Dear Homeland) 2015, Video 3:39 mins

GTMO The White Rose 2015, Video 2 mins

Mi Fidel (My Fidel) 2015, Video 6:56 mins