Firelei Báez, artist
Free; ticket required
New York City–based artist Firelei Báez casts diasporic histories into an imaginative realm, reworking visual references drawn from the past to explore new possibilities for the future. In exuberantly colorful works on paper and canvas, large-scale sculptures, and immersive installations, Báez combines representational cues that span from hair textures to textile patterns, plant life, folkloric and literary references, and wide-ranging emblems of healing and resistance.
Báez joins CMA curator Nadiah Rivera Fellah for a conversation about her artistic practice as well as recent and ongoing projects, including her installations for FRONT International 2022 and the 2022 Venice Biennale.
This lecture is made possible by the Fran and Warren Rupp Contemporary Artist Fund.