Artist Jessica Mitrani joins Suzanne Herrera Li Puma for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Anthony Madrid.
In this talk
New York- based artist Jessica Mitrani (b. 1968, Barranquilla) makes multivalent works which are fundamentally concerned with exploring social, linguistic, and aesthetic constructs of the feminine. Her work has been exhibited, performed, screened, and broadcast internationally, including at OCD Chinatown, New York; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; White Columns, New York; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; French Institute Alliance Française, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Bogotá Museum of Modern Art MAMBO; Marfa Film Festival, Texas; Medellin Museum of Modern Art MAMM; Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany; and ARTE1 television network, Brazil. In 2022, Mitrani will develop a new multimedia project as an invited guest artist at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University.
Suzanne Herrera Li Puma
Artist, educator, and scholar Suzanne Herrera Li Puma works at the intersections of Latinx and Latin American arts, intersectional feminisms, and critical theory. Herrera Li Puma was a 2021 ACLS Leading Edge Fellow at the non-profit Breakthrough, New York, and she holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley. Her corazón lives and works between New York and Lima, Peru.
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have Anthony Madrid reading.
Poet Anthony Madrid lives in Victoria, Texas. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Boston Review, CONJUNCTIONS, FENCE, Georgia Review, Harvard Review, Lana Turner, LIT, and Poetry. He is the author of I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say (Canarium, 2012) and Try Never (Canarium, 2017). His “children’s book for adults,” called There Was an Old Man with a Springbok, appeared from Prelude Books in 2019.