Please join us for an evening lecture with Las Nietas de Nonó, the artistic duo of sisters Mapenzi and Mulowayi. Las Nietas de Nonó's artistic practice is framed within the socioeconomic and geographical context of the exclusion and displacement of black communities in Puerto Rico, racial and class discrimination, mass incarceration, drug trafficking, obstetric violence and poverty. In their creative process they evoke the family memory to expose the systematic oppressions that they have lived through for generations. Their practices also highlight circumstances and elements that are present in their neighborhood: the expansion of ancestral knowledge, the exchange of food grown in the neighborhood and the reuse of found materials. This event is organized in partnership with Community Arts Practices and Critical Dialogues.
Las Nietas de Nonó have received the United States Artist Award (2018), The Art of Change from the Ford Foundation (2017), and the Global Arts Fund of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (2017).