A solo exhibition by Dominican artist Firelei Báez’ opened on Friday, May 18 in at NUNC Contemporary (Wolstraat 15) in Antwerp, Belgium. It will on view until June 30, 2018.
Uprising Art describes her work: Racial identity through the prism of gender is one of the main subjects of the artworks of the Dominican artist Firelei Báez. The use of forms, colors and motives to represent the skin colors of her characters wipes out the racial barriers and go towards a melting-pot full of hybridization and discoveries despite immigrations and thanks to the growing exchanges.
One of her focuses is also the incorporation of elements of the popular culture in her work like the study of hair and hair-does, bearers of traditions and culture. The identities of the individuals she depicts do not refer to their skin color nor to their body and do not suffer any definition because they are too multiple to be stigmatized in a single category.
For more information, see http://blog.uprising-art.com/en/firelei-baez-exposition-individuelle-anvers-belgique/