A Kick-off Party will be held on July 8, 2022.
The Kimball Art Center names Nancy E. Rivera as 2022 artist-in-residence. Kimball Art Center’s artist-in-residence program supports artists of diverse ages, backgrounds, and disciplines in the exploration and expansion of their creative practices and the production of new bodies of work.
Taking these photos out of the context of their use as government identification transforms and subverts the traditional readings of these images. A reference to the bureaucratic process of immigration remains but in each portrait, as we stare straight ahead, emotionless, devoid of the context of our location, nationality, or legal status I ask the source material to code-switch from its original context to works of art that explore a diasporic identity.
Rivera’s work will be on display July 1 through August 14 and Rivera plans to hold studio hours 0n-site at Kimball Art Center Fridays and Saturday throughout the residency. Visitors to Kimball Art Center are encouraged to engage in conversation with Rivera while onsite to learn more about her work. Additional programming will be announced in the coming weeks.