María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Picturing/Performing the Self

June 3 - August 20, 2016
Opening Reception, Friday, June 3 | 6 - 8 pm

María Magdalena Campos-Pons explores the complexity of her heterogeneous Cuban identity in works that include large-format Polaroid photography as well as video and mixed media installation. She investigates themes of gender, sexuality, and cultural identity. Her multi-layered cultural heritage includes ancestry of African, Hispanic, and Chinese descent.

María Magdalena Campos-Pons, My Mother Told Me I am ChineseMaría Magdalena Campos-Pons (b. 1959, Cuba, currently lives and works in Boston, MA), "My Mother Told Me I am Chinese, The Painting Lesson," 2008; 20 x 24 inches Polaroid Polacolor #7 each; 81x154x1 inches total dimension; Image courtesy of the artist

Campos-Pons, born in Matanzas, is considered one of the foremost post-revolution Cuban artists and represented Cuba at the Venice Bienalle in 2013. Her art has been shown in numerous exhibitions, including solo exhibitions 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's work is in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Canada, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, the Miami Art Museum and the Fogg Art Museum. Campos-Pons currently teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Picturing/Performing the Self is curated by Lisa Tamiris Becker, Director, AEIVA and is supported in part by Judy and Hal Abroms and AEIVA’s generous members.

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