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On View July 20 – October 15, 2023 | Main Gallery SECCA is proud to host CORPUS, an exhibition of ceramics and fabric works by Peruvian American artist Kukuli Velarde. An opening reception with the artist will be held Thursday, July 20 from 6–8pm, with remarks at 6:30pm. Admission is free […]

Virginia Groot Foundation

I am honored and grateful I got the Virginia Groot Foundation Grant, First Place.I want to thank Cackamansi Pachamama, the land I inhabit since the last 25 years; Philadelphia Mallki Leroy Johnson, ancestor; the Virginia Groot Foundation, the jurors; my husband Doug and my daughter Vida. And everyone who has […]

CORPUS at the Halsey Institute and Catalogue of the touring exhibition

https://secure.touchnet.com/C20590_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1069 The Halsey Institute has produced an exhibition catalogue to accompany Kukuli Velarde: CORPUS which will debut Peruvian American artist Kukuli Velarde’s CORPUS project in its entirety for the first time. CORPUS is comprised of ceramic and fabric works that encourage reflection on the meaning of survival in the face of colonialism. Fifteen ceramic sculptures, each […]

Kukuli Velarde
In Search of a Connection: Which Aesthetics Belong to Me?

6:30 PM ESTWednesday, April 20, 2022 link: https://moadmdc.org/programs-events/kukuli-velarde-in-search-of-a-connection Peruvian artist Kukuli Velarde joins Kislak Center Curator Carol Damian to focus on three bodies of work by the artist—Corpus, Plunder Me Baby, and Isichapuitu—and to explore how her work engages the complexities of identity and cultural appropriation in the face of enduring colonization, […]

In Dialogue: Latina artists use clay, female form to explore personal, generational and cultural identity

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/arts_and_culture/arts-theater/ferrin-contemporary-clay-cristina-cordova–kukuli-velarde/article_af2cd06c-3c08-11ec-b324-f72d4c98e2dc.html By Jennifer Huberdeau, The Berkshire Eagle Nov 5, 2021 Velarde’s figure is looking out toward America, and at the same time side-to-side and behind, as an attitude of awareness to her surroundings. All of this is painted as an almost-but-not-quite-Vitruvian-meets-the-crucified-Christ-woman to comment on the the cultural expectations of femme […]