[PAST EVENT] Visualizing Latinidad: A talk by Puerto Rican Artist Bibiana Suárez

April 16, 2019
5pm - 6:30pm
Washington Hall, Room 201
241 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
image from Suárez installation

Bibiana Suárez is Professor of Art in the Department of Art, Media and Design at DePaul University (Chicago). Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she has resided in Chicago since 1980. Suárez has a BFA (1984) and an MFA (1989) in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited extensively in the United States as well as in Puerto Rico and Mexico. Her solo exhibitions include Memoria (Memory) at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (2011-2012); Domino/Dominó at El Museo del Barrio (1998) in New York and the Illinois Arts Gallery (1999) in Chicago; De Pico a Pico (Beak to Beak - Face to Face) at Sazama Gallery, Chicago (1993); Island Adrift: The Puerto Rican Identity in Exile at Taller Puertorriqueño in Philadelphia (1993); In Search of an Island also at Sazama Gallery (1991) and A Grafito at the Art Students league in San Juan, Puerto Rico (1985).  

Suárez has also been the recipient of several awards including three Illinois Arts Council Individual Visual Artist Fellowship Awards (1991, 1994, 1999), an Arts Midwest/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship (1992) and was the inaugural recipient of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture's (University of Chicago) Artist in Residence Fellowship in 2003-2004. Most recently, Suárez was a faculty fellow at the Center for Latino Research (DePaul University) in autumn 2011.


Silvia Tandeciarz