Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons | the artist




The artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
Born 1959, Matanzas, Cuba.
Lives and works in Massachusetts, United States.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Performance Art, Video,


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The work of Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons features the same wealth of influences that can be found in Cuba, her native country: elements of ioruba religiosity that have been inherited from Africa, the ethnic multiplicity that constitutes her people…
“…it encompasses a larger story. It reveals a history of survival- of a culture, a religion, and a people- from the oceanic voyage from Africa during the slave trade in the 18th century, to its aftermath in Cuba on the sugar plantations, to the present day in the United States. It is a felt history- not one of the rhetorical facts and figures told through non-spoken, fragmented narratives.”
María Magdalena Campos-Pons, a woman, an expatriate, and a Cuban, makes art about identity and memory…
Identity Could be a Tragedy


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