Firelei Báez, new work

Firelei Báez was born in 1980 in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, and currently lives and works in New York. With a convergence of interests in anthropology, science fiction, black female subjectivity, and women’s work, Baéz is interested in how culture and identity are shaped by inherited histories. Approaching selfhood as malleable, her work serves as a defense against culturally predetermined ethnic stereotypes as maintained and perpetuated by dominant narratives. Drawing attention to the incomplete nature of our communal stories, Baéz creates alternate environments in which cultures, disparate or alike, can commune.

In this exhibition, a new body of work is presented featuring three paintings and an immersive installation manifest from the artist's research on the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) and its enduring significance.

This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands.



Supported By

AMMODO, James Cohan Gallery, New York, The artist’s fee is supported by the Mondriaan Fund (from the Experimental Regulations)

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