2016 Chiaro Awardee Firelei Báez’s (AIR ’13) large-scale works visualize mythical feminine creatures, imagining the man-eating Ciguapa and other figures through oozing, faceless contortions and dissolving silhouettes. Out of a convergence of science fiction, anthropology, and diasporic identity formation, her works brim with intense humor, formal rigor, and audacious fantasies of resistance.
This offsite lecture is co-presented with San Francisco Art Institute as part of their Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series, a free forum for direct engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. The lecture is in the San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall: 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco. More info here.