Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
Artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is a sculptor, installation artist, videographer, and photographer. She is the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Art at Vanderbilt University.
Using diverse media, Campos-Pons creates autobiographical artworks that explore themes of history, memory, gender, religion and identity, She create historical narratives that illuminate the spirit of people and places, past and present. Her themes are cross cultural, and cross generational; race and gender expressed in symbols of matriarchy and maternity are thematic ideas.
Campos-Pons gained international recognition as an exponent of the New Cuban Art movement in the late 1980s while teaching at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. Her work has been individually exhibited at distinguished institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Peabody Essex Museum and the National Gallery of Canada.
She has participated in numerous biennials, such as the Venice Biennale, the Dakar Biennale, Johannesburg Biennale, documenta 14 and the Guangzhou Triennial and is included in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA and Prospect 4 Triennial.