Maria Rodriguez Jimenez was born in 1992 in Holguin, Cuba during the time of (el periodo especial), right after the fall of the Soviet Union. At the age of 12, her family had the opportunity, through her grandfather’s, to migrate to New Orleans then Miami in the United States. "Unwillingly and removed from my roots, I learned a new language and a completely new set of cultural and socio-political beliefs, beliefs that I am still learning today at the age of 27". Through her time navigating the US, she began seriously practicing art at the Cooper Union in New York City. She remained in New York after graduating and through teaching, she was able to discover different communities of people (both immigrant and American-born) with a saimilar voice to her's. Her practice kept transforming from solely political to include the emotional and the spiritual, something she really investigated at The Skowhegan School in Maine. From New York, she moved to another American setting, Connecticut, where she now attend Yale for Painting, and thus furthering her understanding of what it means to be a body in perpetual exile.
01 / Jun / 19 - 22 / Ag / 19