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Join us for a dynamic discussion between exhibiting artist Veronica Perez and intellectual collaborator, Alexandra Méndez, as they discuss themes found in Perez’s work including grief, erasure, ancestral lineage, and the forgotten and stolen histories of the Latinx diaspora.
Veronica Perez has exhibited in Maine at Cove Street Arts (Portland, ME), Colby College (Waterville, ME), Portland Museum of Art, SPACE Gallery (Portland, ME), and New Systems Exhibitions (Portland, ME). They were awarded the Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship in the Visual Arts as well as a year-long fellowship at the Lunder Institute for American Art at the Colby College Museum of Art. Perez received an MFA from Maine College of Art and a BFA from Moore College of Art and Design (Philadelphia, PA).
Alexandra Méndez is an art historian, writer, and educator from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She graduated from Williams College with her B.A. in 2017 and has an MA from the University of Texas at Austin in Art History. Her research focuses on contemporary art from Puerto Rico and Cuba. Currently she is the Linde Family Foundation Coordinator of Academic Access at the Colby College Museum of Art.
Veronica Perez created the works on view during a year-long residential fellowship at the Colby College Museum of Art’s Lunder Institute for American Art. This exhibition is made possible through grants from the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts with additional support from individual donors and members.