Campos-Pons On Campus
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons:
Of Nigerian descent, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons was born and raised in Cuba in the small sugar plantation town of La Vega in the province of Matanzas. In 1976, she enrolled at the Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana and then studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte, also in Havana. She first came to the United States in 1988 as an exchange student at the Massachusetts College of Art and settled permanently in Boston in 1991. Since 1997, she has taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Campos-Pons sometimes uses her own body as a subject. Variously painted, marked, or otherwise adorned, she draws upon the traditions of Yoruba and Afro-Cuban religious ritual in the exploration of the rootedness and rootlessness of her displaced identity.
COME HEAR MARIA TALK THIS THURSDAY 4:30PM in CHASE AUDITORIUM!