Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
Now located in Boston, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons grew up on a sugar plantation in La Vega, Cuba in a family with Nigerian, Hispanic, and Chinese roots. Campos-Pons’ artistic practice is thus deeply influenced by her polyglot heritage as she integrates a diversity of media into her work. Her autobiographical work moves through themes of history, memory, gender, and religion as they inform one’s identity. She has gained an international reputation as an exponent of the New Cuban Art movement that arose in opposition to Communist repression on the island.
Cuban Visual Artist