Scherezade Garcia

Scherezade García’s work investigates history, migration, memory, and colonization. “My work is concerned with the creation of narratives that are essential to the understanding of Las Americas and the American experience…My work intends to unveil the many ongoing cultural encounters that continuously shape and reshape how we view, perceive, and color America. My work is centered on the politics of inclusion.” She blends her palette to create a cinnamon color, done intentionally, to represent a new mixed-race figure. “Through the deconstruction, the juxtaposition of symbols of constructed Americaness, nationhood, and freedom embedded in slavery and oppression, I aim to present the most outrages signs of resistance through the mixing of race, through a fierce optimism,” García says.