In Conversation: Firelei Báez and Nadiah Rivera Fellah
FRONT 2022 artist Firelei Báez joins Cleveland Museum of Art curator Nadiah Rivera Fellah for a conversation about her artistic practice as well as recent and ongoing projects, including her installations for FRONT International 2022 and the 2022 Venice Biennale. In exuberantly colorful works on paper and canvas, large-scale sculptures, and immersive installations, Báez combines representational cues that span from hair textures to textile patterns, plant life, folkloric and literary references, and wide-ranging emblems of healing and resistance.
This lecture is made possible by the Fran and Warren Rupp Contemporary Artist Fund.
Image: Firelei Báez, 'the vast ocean of all possibilities (19°36'16.9"N 72°13'07.0"W, 41°30'32.3"N 81°36'41.7"W)'. Mixed media. Dimensions vary. Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York. Commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, with support from The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation and James Cohan, New York, produced in partnership with The Cleveland Museum of Art. © Firelei Báez. Photography by Cleveland Museum of Art.