DEDHAM, MA — Nayda A. Cuevas, the fall 2018 artist in residence at Noble and Greenough School, uses her Foster Gallery show #FluidIdentity and classroom visits to explore latin@ identity.
In a morning assembly talk on September 13, Cuevas announced the opening of her show and offered to visit classes around campus during her residency. “I aim to create a conversation about identity…to cultivate an awareness of otherness,” she said, while welcoming Spanish, history and art classes to test their language skills, discuss Puerto Rican history and learn about her interdisciplinary work.
Her show #FluidIdentity, displayed on the school’s campus in the Foster Gallery from September 11 to October 12, includes three main sections. PUERTO ameRICANS: The untold story of Albizu Campos, Angel Ramos Torres & the U.S. explores her great-grandfather’s involvement in the Puerto Rican Nationalist movement and his suspicious death. On the back wall, #MurrietaProtest, #DREAMers., and #Inbetween2worlds explores the selfie art form and its contemporary historical context. #Latina: Reclaiming the Latina Tag compiles 100 painted recreations of selfies and words shared on a Tumblr blog that encourages reflection on what it truly means to be or look Latina.