Multidisciplinary artist María Magdalena Campos Pons will discuss her work in a presentation, February 26, 2015

Artist María Magdalena Campos Pons will deliver a lecture about her work, “A Multidisciplinary Practice,” on Thursday, February 26, 5 pm, in Rockefeller Hall, room 200. This event is free and open to the public.

Born in Cuba, Campos Pons is a Boston-based artist whose works have focused on history, race, gender, memory, and the formation of identity. Her photography, performance, audiovisual media, and sculpture speak to the fragmented narratives of the oceanic routes of the slave trade, the 18th century Cuban sugar plantations, and story of Latinidad in the United States. Artnet has lauded her as “one of the most influential artists to emerge from Post-Revolutionary Cuba.”

Campos Pons has been featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the Venice Biennale; the Johannesburg Biennial; the First Liverpool Biennial; the Dakar Biennale in Senegal; and the Guangzhou Triennial in China.

Campos Pons’ talk at Vassar is sponsored by the Hispanic Studies Department.

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Posted by Office of Communications Friday, January 23, 2015