Artist Statement:

Artist Marcia X is a Puerto Rican American artist working with installation, performance, painting and film. Their art practice and research is a development of what they call the e existential, cultural crisis women of color experience in the Diaspora.

 

In May 2018 they completed an immersive film and performance project about the Puerto Rican Diaspora & reeling with the effects of Hurricane Maria. It was shot in Puerto Rico June of 2017, and was performed at the Norwich Arts Centre in April 2018. It was funded and supported by UNA Gallery, Norwich Arts Centre and Arts Council England.

 

Latest interview can be found at Puerto Rico Art News

Artist CV

 

BORN

1985, Chicago, IL

 

Education
Currently: Doctoral Candidate EINA,Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Philosophy: Contemporary Aesthetics

EINA, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Research Masters in Art and Design, 2019

University of East Anglia — Masters of the Arts, 2016
Norwich University of the Arts- Bachelors (Honors) 2014


EXPERIENCE


Artist Residency
Associate Artist (residency) at Norwich Arts Centre 2018
May 2017 Collusion Labs, Cambridge, UK
April/May 2017 at Dyad Creative Duo/Dove Street Studios, Norwich, UK


Director of Photography

"Rebelle", in collaboration with Heaux History, 2020

Unfortunate Inheritances, Victoria Adukwei, artist residency at Victoria and Albert Museum, 2018


Solo Exhibitions —  2013-2017
2017 Memory as Resistance, Dove Street Studios, Norwich, UK
2015 Diasporic Conditions [II], Anteros Art Foundation, Norwich, UK
2014 Diasporic Conditions, 13A Gallery, Norwich, UK


Group Exhibitions —  2013-2017

2018 The Playhouse x WOW Exhibition, Playhouse Bar, Norwich, UK

2018 UNA Gallery Presents Rejuvenation, St Mary's Show Factory, Norwich, UK
2017 Bridges, Curated by Annabelle Smith, Space Studios, Norwich, UK
2017 Meet The Artists "Society & Culture", The Black & White Building, London, UK
2017 Move Your Homeland, Dove St Studios, Norwich, UK
2016 UNA Gallery Presents, Industrial.Color, Undercroft Gallery, Norwich, UK
2015 AACDD Bargehouse Festival, Diaspora Dynamics, London, UK
2015 Space/Invaders, Art Lacuna Gallery, London, UK
2015 Identity/Memory, Gabriela Davis & Frameless Gallery, London, UK
2014 UNA Gallery Alumni Group Show, Fabric Warehouse, Norwich, UK
2014 AACDD Bargehouse Festival Past, Present, Future, London, UK


Lectures/Panels/Performance — 2013-present

2018 Color Blindness: Living in a White city, WOW Fest Norwich, Open Studios, Norwich, UK

2018 Sisters, Sistahs and Transisters, WOW Fest Norwich, Open Studios, Norwich, UK
2016 Race Relations in Art: Art research & Pedagogy, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
2016 The Self is a Trick of Memory: Art research & Pedagogy, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
2015 Black History Month exhibition, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
2015 Who’s Afraid Of Intersectional Feminist Art?, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
2015 Homotopia & Diva Debate, Confront/Contest/Create, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK
2015 Zine Cultures, InIva, London, UK
2015 [Live] Art Club Presents Marcia X, Norwich Art Centre, Norwich, UK
2014 The Institution is Decadent & Depraved, Sibeal Network Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, IRL
2014 Race, Gender, and Representation, Stuart Hall Library at Iniva, London, UK
2014 The Politics of Hair, Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich, UK


Published Writings
2016 Black Queer Lives Matter, Diva Magazine


Featured Articles

2020, Habitando subjetividades: Entrevista a Marcia X, Puerto Rican Art News

2018 Meet Four of the Speakers Making Their Voices Heard at WOW Norwich, Eastern Daily Press

2016 Interview with Marcia X, Outline Online, http://tinyurl.com/j89uqxh
2016 Interview: Artist Marcia X, Diva Magazine, April Issue
2015 Artist Marcia X, Parallel, Issue 4
2014 Fresh from NUA, Fresh Meat Gallery, Issue 3