Exhibition - Counterflags

Monday, Aug 9, 2021 at 10:00am

Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

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Curated by Natalia Viera Salgado

Presented as part of La Residencia

Counterflags reflects on relationships to place, identities, and borders. This exhibition examines the practice of creating, raising, and flying flags, and how these practices can serve as counteracts to colonial violences.

Natalia Viera Salgado is a Puerto Rican independent curator and curatorial consultant based in New York City. She is also the co-founder of :Pública Espacio Cultural, an independent art space in Alto del Cabro, Santurce Puerto Rico. Her art historical research focuses on contemporary art in relation to decolonial practices, architecture, social and environmental justice, and new media with a keen interest in hybrid and interdisciplinary projects. She has worked at the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, collaborated with design studio División de Diseño (Puerto Rico), worked at El Museo de Barrio (New York, NY), Art in General (Brooklyn, New York), Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, New York) and The Nathan Cummings Foundation (New York). Viera is a founding member of Colectivo se habla español, a collective working on artistic and social projects that expand the limits of language while addressing migration, identity, human rights, and memory. Viera holds a MA in Curatorial Practice from the School of Visual Arts (NYC).

Exhibition Date: June 24, 2021 - August 22, 2021 

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