Margarita Lila Rosa
Margarita Lila Rosa is a historian and Lecturer in Comparative Literature at Stanford University.
Mike Henderson: Before the Fire, 1965–1985By Margarita Lila Rosa
Mike Hendersons solo exhibition at the Manetti Shrem Museum is a powerful confrontation with the political realities of the present moment, compelling us to face how the police state has rebranded itself time and time again. Decades later, the messages within Mike Hendersons early paintings seem as urgent as ever.
Frida Orupabo: Closed Up Like a FistBy Margarita Lila Rosa
Frida Orupabos solo show at Nicola Vassell Gallery, Closed Up Like a Fist, is a visual encounter with the hauntings of the Black Atlantic archive. Drawing from a rich tradition of literary and visual archives that have aimed to salvage Black femmes from fossilized narratives, Orupabos exhibition reads as a cartography of Black femme precarity, delicately pinned up by the resolve to survive.