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Ofrenda at the National Museum of Mexican Art
Ofrenda, 2019 is part of Dia de Muertos A Matter of Life on view at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Illinois through December 8, 2019. The exhibition was curated by Cesareo Romero and includes the work of over 40 artists from Mexico and the Mexican diaspora.
Here is a short video by Eddie Arruza about the exhibition. If you blink you will miss the shot of my piece at 5:39.
Work on view in Materialized at Hampden Gallery, UMASS, Amherst
Gaze Upon My Countenance was part of the group exhibition, Materialized, curated by Suzan Shutan at Hampden Gallery in the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Included in the exhibition are the following artists: Sarah Braman, Carolyn Clayton, Jaynie Crimmins, Karen Dolmanisth, Lorrie Fredette, Carla Goldberg, Sean Greene, Bob Gregson, Ruth Hardinger, Susan Knight, Michael Kukula, Laura Moriary, Helen O'Leary, Antonia Perez, Judy Pfaff, Derrick Vwlasquez, Jayoung Yoon, Patrice Yourdon.
"The artists in this exhibit make work that grows out of its material" from the catalogue Materialized 18 Vision published by UMASS Amherst. Materialized is on view through October 6, 2019.
Whose Language Does the Produce Speak, Exhibition at Cuchifritos Gallery
Whose Language Does the Produce Speak, an exhibition at Cuchifritos Gallery, located in the Essex Street Market, and curated by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful opened August 6, 2018. On August 18th Alicia Grullón and I performed a durational piece from 11am-8pm during which I crocheted her into a cocoon.
Light Spectrum Opens at Lewis Latimer House Museum
Light Spectrum, a site-related sculpture I made for the garden at the Lewis Latimer House Museum opened to the public on April 15th. The work will be on view through August 6, 2017. For museum hours and more information click here
Interview With Queens Council on the Arts
Mindful Practices at Art Cluster Gallery
The Border Crossed Me at Bronx Art Space
Organized by artist Esperanza Cortez, The Border Crossed Me delved into "the impact of border culture on language, the economy, the earth and mental health... Border culture is defined as a state of living between worlds, customs, languages, sexes and expanses of time. Its existence gives birth to hybridity and transculturation. Press Release
Jameco Exchange Exhibition in Jamaica Organized by No Longer Empty
Photo Credit Whitney Bowne, No Longer Empty
In spring and early summer I was part of the exhibition and public art engagement in Jamaica as part of No Longer Empty's Jameco Exchange Here.
The exhibition welcomed many visitors who joined me in crocheting plastic bags and participated in making art in various ways with the artists in the show. Village Voice Review.
Article in NY Mag blog: Bedford and Bowery
A very nice write-up about Lettuce, Artichokes, Red Beets, Mangoes, Broccoli, Honey and Nutmeg: The Essex Street Market as Collaborator at Cuchifritos Gallery came out today. See the article here. March 7, 2016
Estas En Tu Casa reviewed in Hyperallergic
My piece Estas En Tu Casa, is included in a review of Txt: art, language, media in Hyperallergic by Melissa Stern.
"The boldest statement in the exhibition is a made by Antonia Perez. She has crocheted a large rug out of plastic bags. Embedded in the colorful and decorative patterns of the rug is the message, Estas En Tu Casa (which is also the title of the piece). Interestingly, when I looked this up for translation online I was offered an interesting variation of formal and colloquial meanings. From “Make Yourself at Home” to “You are at Home” to the literal “Are you at Home.” They all work, in subtle ways, in the context of the artwork. A rug made of cast-off bags with this message leads to interesting questions (and remember this is a show pitched for children): Is this a comment on homelessness? The ways in which we make a home for ourselves? Is it a comment on the environment and the waste all around us? The wall title doesn’t give any hints, but I see it as a jumping-off point for conversation. As an aside, the rug is beautiful, a geometric patchwork of strong colors and linear design."
January 29, 2016
Now on view at Sugar Hill Museum
Estas En Tu Casa, 2015 is a work crocheted from plastic bags in the form of a giant welcome mat. Translated as "You are in your own home", this floor piece invites the viewer to consider the deeper meanings one may glean from the phrase "estás en tu casa." As part of the exhibition Txt: art, language, media, curated by Lauren Kelly and Rosio Aranda-Alvarado, this work will be on view through June 2016.
Other People's Pixels Interviews Me
See the interview here
*Space Available Part of BOS2015*
I am participating in Space Available, an exhibition of large abstract painting and sculpture at 1329 Willoughby Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn. The exhibition runs from June 5-28. Gallery hours from 12-6pm.
The exhibition was organized by Paul Corio and Rob De Oude, and includes the following artists:
Rob De Oude
Back in Five Minutes Residency at El Museo Del Barrio
I participated in Back in Five Minutes a 6-week residency program located in the Galleries of El Museo del Barrio, organized by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful.
Interviewed by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful
In connection with my Back in Five Minutes residency at
El Museo del Barrio, I was interviewed by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, the artist and curator who organized the residency program.
Women Choose Women Again at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
My sculpture Rope was on view in Women Choose Women Again at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.
*Smack Mellon Hot Pick for 2013*