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  • ICAA Record ID
    782151
    TITLE
    Transnational identitites : cultura en proceso / Bibiana Suárez
    IN
    Transnational identities : cultura en proceso. -- Chicago : DePaul Art Gallery, 1995.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Suárez, Bibiana. "Transnational identitites: 'cultura en proceso'. In Transnational identities: cultura en proceso. Exh. cat., Chicago: DePaul Art Gallery, 1995.
Synopsis

The author explains the significance of identity from the point of view of a transnational existence—living in the shifting flows of migration and diaspora, through economic integration, with the use and support of advanced technologies. Considering these circumstances, she argues that art plays an extremely important role in the development of culture and of a new transnational identity for Latinos and Latin Americans in the United States, especially in Chicago.

Annotations

Bibiana Suárez wrote this curatorial statement for the exhibition Transnational Identities, Cultura en Proceso,held at the DePaul University Art Gallery in the spring of 1995. The exhibition was jointly curated by Suárez and Encarnación M. Teruel and included artists Dalida María Benfield, Carlos Cortez, Elisam Escobar, Mirentxu Ganzaraín, Nereyda García-Ferraz, Silvia Malagrino, María Martinez-Cañas, Marcos Raya, and Arnaldo Roche. This statement is part of the curator’s papers, which also included label text for each artist.

The Puerto Rican-born artist Bibiana Suárez has lived in Chicago since 1980, where she received her BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited widely in the United States and Puerto Rico and has written about bicultural identity, the politics of the colonial relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico, and contemporary art. 

Researcher
Olga Herrera; Harper Montgomery, collaborator
Team
Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, USA
Credit
Courtesy of the private archives of Bibiana Suaréz, Chicago, IL