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OPENING EXHIBITION | Lizania Cruz: Performing Inquiry

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Lizania Cruz, Portrait of a Detective in Samaná, 2022

 

Please join us at ALMA|LEWIS to celebrate the opening of Lizania Cruz: Performing Inquiry.

Doors open at 6:00pm | Artist talk begins at 7:00pm

 

Free and open to the public with recommended registration. Masks are required for entry.

 

About the Exhibition:

Lizania Cruz:  Performing Inquiry explores the artist’s investigation of the complex histories of the Caribbean, West Africa, and the United States, spanning Afro-religious practices, slavery, migration, colonialism, and nationhood.

She is currently working on the Investigation of the Dominican Racial Imaginary, a participatory research-based art project that looks at how the nation-state of the Dominican Republic has repressed and erased African heritage in the Dominican imagination.

 

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Photo courtesy of Manolo Salas

LIZANIA CRUZ

Lizania Cruz (she/her) is a Dominican participatory artist, and designer interested in how migration affects ways of being & belonging. Through research, oral history, and audience participation, she creates projects that highlight a pluralistic narrative on migration. Cruz has been an artist-in-residence and fellow at the Laundromat Project Create Change (2017-2019), Agora Collective Berlin (2018), Design Trust for Public Space (2018), Recess Session (2019), IdeasCity:New Museum (2019), Stoneleaf Retreat (2019), Robert Blackburn Workshop Studio Immersion Project (SIP) (2019), A.I.R. Gallery (2020-2021), BRIClab: Contemporary Art (2020-2021), Center for Book Arts (2020-2021), Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, Visual Arts (2021-2022), Artists Circle on Climate Displacement Fellowship, Institute of Othering and Belonging, Berkeley University (2021), Planet Texas 2050 Artist Resident — University of Texas (2022), and International Studio & Curatorial Program, ISCP (2022).

 

Her work has been exhibited at the Arlington Arts Center, BronxArtSpace, Project for Empty Space, Oolite Art Center, Jenkins Johnson Project Space, The August Wilson Center, Sharjah’s First Design Biennale, Untitled, Art Miami Beach, The Highline, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts among others. She has presented solo shows at A.I.R. Gallery and CUE Art Foundation. Most recently she was part of ESTAMOS BIEN: LA TRIENAL 20/21 at el Museo del Barrio, the first national survey of Latinx artists by the institution. Furthermore, her artworks and installations have been featured in Hyperallergic, Fuse News, KQED arts, Dazed Magazine, Garage Magazine and the New York Times.

 

Español:

Lizania Cruz es una artista participativa y diseñadora dominicana interesada en cómo la migración afecta las formas de ser y pertenecer. A través de la investigación, la historia oral y la participación de la audiencia, crea proyectos que destacan una narrativa pluralista sobre la migración. Cruz ha sido artista en residencia y fellow en El Laundromat Project Create Change (2018-2019), Agora Collective Berlin (2018), Design Trust for Public Space (2018), Recess Session (2019), A.I.R. Gallery (2020-2021), BRIClab (2020-2021), Center for Book Arts (2020-2021), Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, Visual Arts (2021-2022), Artists Circle on Climate Displacement Fellowship, Institute of Othering and Belonging, Berkeley University (2021), Planet Texas 2050 Artist Resident — University of Texas (2022), y International Studio & Curatorial Program, ISCP (2022).

Su trabajo se ha exhibido en el Arlington Arts Center, BronxArtSpace, Project for Empty Space, Oolite Art Center, Jenkins Johnson Project Space, el August Wilson Center, la Primera Bienal de Diseño de Sharjah, y Untitled, Art Miami, The Highline, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts entre otros. Ha presentado exposiciones individuales en A.I.R. Gallery y CUE Art Foundation. Recientemente fue parte de ESTAMOS BIEN: LA TRIENAL 20/21 en el Museo del Barrio, la primera encuesta nacional de artistas latinx de la institución. Además, sus obras de arte e instalaciones han aparecido en Hyperallergic, Fuse News, KQED arts y New York Times.

 

Details

Date:
September 22
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$0.00

Organizer

ALMA|LEWIS
Email:
hello@almalewis.org

Venue

ALMA|LEWIS
6901 Lynn Way, Suite 206
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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