Lizania Cruz: Being-Hyphenated

Photo of an art installation consisting of numerous posters full of blue, yellow, and red Spanish text and various black printed images. Stacks of paper multiple feet high lay on the light wood floor in front of the posters hung on a white gallery wall.
Gathering Evidence (2021), installation view, CUE Art Foundation, New York City. image / provided
A black background sits upon a light wood floor, written on the black surface is the word
Obituaries of the American Dream (2020-2021), newsprint, dimensions variable, installation view, El Museo del Barrio, New York. Martin Seck / El Museo del Barrio, New York
Gathering Evidence (2021), installation view, CUE Art Foundation, New York City. image / provided Obituaries of the American Dream (2020-2021), newsprint, dimensions variable, installation view, El Museo del Barrio, New York. Martin Seck / El Museo del Barrio, New York

Bio:

Lizania Cruz (she/her) is a Dominican participatory artist and designer interested in how migration affects ways of being and belonging. Through research, oral history, and audience participation, she creates projects that highlight a pluralistic narrative on migration. Cruz has been an artist-in-residence and fellow at the Laundromat Project Create Change (2017-2019), Agora Collective Berlin (2018), Design Trust for Public Space (2018), Recess Session (2019), IdeasCity:New Museum (2019), Stoneleaf Retreat (2019), Robert Blackburn Workshop Studio Immersion Project (SIP) (2019), A.I.R. Gallery (2020-2021), BRIClab: Contemporary Art (2020-2021), Center for Book Arts (2020-2021), Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, Visual Arts (2021-2022), Artists Circle on Climate Displacement Fellowship, Institute of Othering and Belonging, Berkeley University (2021), Planet Texas 2050 Artist Resident — University of Texas (2022), and International Studio & Curatorial Program, ISCP (2022).

Her work has been exhibited at the Arlington Arts Center, BronxArtSpace, Project for Empty Space, Oolite Art Center, Jenkins Johnson Project Space, The August Wilson Center, Sharjah's First Design Biennale, Untitled, Art Miami Beach, The Highline, and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, among others. She has presented solo shows at A.I.R. Gallery and CUE Art Foundation. Most recently she was part of ESTAMOS BIEN: LA TRIENAL 20/21 at el Museo del Barrio, the first national survey of Latinx artists by the institution. Furthermore, her artworks and installations have been featured in Hyperallergic, Fuse News, KQED arts, Dazed Magazine, Garage Magazine, and The New York Times.

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