Warith Taha and Noél Puéllo
Join 2020-21 Tournesol Awardee Warith Taha and fellow artist and friend Noél Puéllo on Instagram Live for a conversation moderated by Headlands Center for the Arts Interim Program Director René de Guzman. Among other topics, the conversation will explore interdisciplinary practices and the concept of transience and as they relate to Black and Afro-Latinx queer representation.
Warith Taha creates autobiographical paintings that address Black queer relationship to time, space, and material. Taha draws from a diverse field of research from abstraction to 90’s Black Inches magazines, family photos to found domestic objects, self-portraiture to autobiography. These points of interest become anchors in an ongoing exploration of Black queer bodily visibility and absence.
Noél Puéllo is a Providence-based artist whose work shifts perceptions of intimacy and revitalizes fantasy through the dissection of queer and Afro-Latinx identity. With clothing, mixed media installations, fiber practices, and video, her work centers the power of touch and moves us through a romanticized reality of the discarded. She poeticizes the relationships of her Dominican elders and her own personal stories of existing as a queer, fat, femme, racially ambiguous, trans person.