Excited to be part of this group exhibition at Maryland Institute College of Art. I am showing a recent photographic series about my mother's early work experience as a new migrant to NYC, recognizing the contributions of immigrant women of color in the American workplace. I hope to develop this project into a larger multimedia piece that will weave together stories about the technology work performed by these women and the social mobility it afforded them and their families.
‘Migrations and Meaning(s) in Art’, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores debates on the topic of migration opened Thursday, Jan. 30 and runs through March 15, 2020. In addition to the exhibition and reception, Willis will host an exhibition panel from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 9 in the Lazarus Center Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave., Baltimore.
“This exhibition foregrounds varied experiences on migration from concepts of dislocation, border crossings and storytelling," Willis said. "The artwork embraces and challenges various narratives on identity through migration practices and looks at the impact and reception both empowering and subjective often explored through gentrification, longing, and trauma — as well as drawing attention to race, class, gender and religion.”
The full list of participants includes: Sama Alshaibi, Zalika Azim, Taylor Renee Bissey, Terry Boddie, Layo Bright, Albert Chong, Michèle Pearson Clarke, Renee Cox, Jennifer Datchuk, Sonia Louise Davis, Regina DeLuise, Nekisha Durrett, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Ivan Forde, Danny Wilcox Frazier, Daniel Castro Garcia, Lonnie Graham, Leslie King Hammond, Abbigail Hong, Jessica Ingram, Sarah Khan, Nate Larson, Nashormeh Lindo, Tsedaye Makonnen, Qiana Mestrich, Deyane Moses, Susan Harbage Page, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Hank Willis Thomas, HồngÂn Trương, Colette Veasey-Cullors, Carrie Mae Weems, Vicky Zambrano and ForFreedoms.