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Ciclo de conversatorios en línea “TÚ/YO con el MALI” que reunirá semanalmente a artistas, diseñadores y arquitectos que participan en el catálogo de Diseño 2020.

Miércoles 6 de mayo a las 8pm.

Ginette Lumbroso, Lucía Cuba y Max Hernández Calvo.

ZOOM ID: 994 7335 5896

Cada miércoles, desde el 6 de mayo al 15 de julio, 2020

Nos espera un grupo distinto y un diálogo nuevo.¡Te esperamos!





Organizado por la Escuela de diseño UDP/ Chile (ámbito abierto para la crítica, cuestionamiento, reflexión y experimentación en torno al problema de Diseño).

Fecha: 17/04/2020
Hora: 6:00 pm (Santiago / Nueva York)

En vivo vía @diseno_udp (Instagram Live)





December 12, 2019  / 6:30 – 8:00 pm

With Lucia Cuba, Fawn Krieger, and Otto von Busch. 

Organized in conjunction with Bard Graduate Center Gallery’s fall exhibition, French Fashion, Women, and the First World War, these monthly conversations explore contemporary questions of gender, labor, justice, and subversion as they relate to fashion.

Location: 38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall / Register in the link below





“This group exhibition addresses the concept of memory from the natural and material things that make up the environment. Thus, memory is not only conceived from the subject that remembers but from the material objects that function as social mediators and nature itself as the subject of law. When the memory breaks cracks and gaps emerge, which can be filled by other memories or that can remain empty revealing the fissure. The objects emerge as inquiries, traces or remains evidencing the void, but also configuring key pieces for the reconstruction of the past and understanding of the present; it is archeology of objects that houses their own memory in themselves. (…) "

An X-Change Art Project project – an independent and self-managed platform for the dissemination of contemporary art – that, under the curatorship of Luisa Fernanda Lindo, brings together seven contemporary Peruvian artists: Lucia Cuba, Ana Cecilia Farah, Rossana López-Guerra, Natalia Revilla, Mariana Riveros, Iliana Scheggia and Patricia Villanueva.

Participan: Lucia Cuba, Rossana López-Guerra y Patricia Villanueva.
Modera: Luisa Fernanda Lindo
Auditorio centro Cultural Ricardo Palma – Lima
Sep 28, 2019





“The inspiration for this exhibition is The New School’s Centennial. In the Historical Present looks back and takes stock of this institution’s legacy, attending to the dynamic yet often hidden and dormant possibilities inherent in the school’s many pasts. The exhibition envisions the archive as a site of latent moments that might become scripts and scores for possible futures. Through commissioned artworks, pieces from The New School’s art collection and archives, and artist-led engagements and performances, In the Historical Present invites viewers to conceive of the institution itself as a script — a set of procedures, methodologies, and discursive practices that unfold over time.”

Artists: Daniel Bejar, Black Lunch Table, Sheila Bridges, Lucia Cuba, Domestic Performance Agency, Nikita Gale, Jonathan Gardenhire, Camilo Godoy, David Hammons, Matthew Jensen, Sue Jeong Ka, Glenn Ligon, Sable Elyse Smith, Caroline Woolard, Shevaun Wright, Yonkers International Press.

Maria and Stephen Kellen Galleries – The New School University
Friday, October 3rd 1 pm. Free entrance
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To coincide with the Mundo Latinx (Latinx World) exhibition at Fashion Space Gallery, we hosted a conversation chaired by Dr Lara Torres with fashion designer, artist and social researcher, Lucia Cuba to explore her practice and use of garments as performative and political devices. The discussion also examined counter-narratives within fashion and textiles and Lucia’s continuous questioning of the established language of fashion through projects such as Articulo 6, Exercises on Health (EOH) and other exercises.





APR 3-7

April marked the launch of ESPACIO DISEÑO, a new collective project that aims to generate a place of encounter and dialogue around Design in Peru. For its first activation, we produced and curated an exhibition where Rafael Freyre (Estudio Rafael Freyre), Verónica Majluf (vm & Estudio gráfico) and I, placed in conversation 3 works that approached the construction, diversity and design praxis in/from Peru.  This first iteration took place at the ART LIMA International Art fair.

In the context of this fair, I participated with the work Estados unidos de/United states of (2013), a project that brings together the interpretation and creation of wearable objects and opportunities for dialogue within the aesthetic and textile. The work juxtaposes narratives about the forced sterilization of women in China, the United States and Perú, which are critically linked and converted into three pieces that form a single visible body of contexts marked by state violence, discrimination, stigma and the extreme silencing of women’s and minorities’ voices. The work aims to provoke multidimensional ‘and trans-local dialogue about issues of gender, will, and politics, touching on various audiences and allowing for a new expanded understanding of the condition of women and their political bodies in today’s world. “United states of…” is part of the actions of my ongoing project Artículo 6.

In the context of ART LIMA, ESPACIO DISEÑO participated in the panel “Space and practices: 3 looks on design in Peru”, moderated by the designer and cultural manager Armando Andrade (video available in the link below). [ESPACIO DISEÑO at ART LIMA was possible thanks to the support of Armando Andrade and EL COMERCIO]





MAY 2- JUN 29

Power in Resistance exposes voices of resistance and resilience that flourish throughout the Americas as a response to centuries of racism, poverty, and widespread economic and social exclusion of Indigenous peoples in the region. From the southern hemisphere of the Mapuche to the Cree in the north, artists in Power in Resistance address the impact of colonization, including forced sterilization, risk of language extinction, residential schools, shaming queer identities, and violence. Counteracting such attempts of cultural erasure, artists continue a path of truth, acknowledgment, power, and transformation.

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 2, 2019 8-10 PM
Artist talk with Carlos Coliín and Lucia Cuba: Thursday, May 2, 7 – 8 PM
Curator Tour: May 31, 4 PM


IVÁN ARGOTE is a Paris-based Colombian artist. Argote completed an MFA at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris – ENSBA, Paris and studied Graphic Design at Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá. Selected solo exhibitions include: Radical Tenderness, MALBA, Buenos Aires; Deep Affection, Perrotin, Paris; Somos Tiernos, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico; Somos, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo; Sírvete de mi, sírveme de ti, Proyecto Amil, Lima; Strengthlessness, Standard High Line, New York; An idea of progress, SPACE, London; La puesta en marcha de un sistema, Galeria ADN, Barcelona; Reddish Blue, DT Project, Brussels; La Estrategia, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and Sin heroísmos, por favor, CA2M, Madrid. Argote has participated in group exhibitions, biennials and film festivals in The United States, Europe and Latin America.

MARILYN BOROR is Maya-kaqchikel artist from San Juan Sacatepéquez Guatemala with a BA from the University of San Carlos de Guatemala. Boror has received awards and scholarships for her artistic work and has participated in conferences and residencies in Central America and in Spain. Boror has exhibited at the Doroteo Castillo Novella at the NUMU New Museum of Contemporary Art of Guatemala, 2019; Biennial of the South Pueblos en Resistencia in Venezuela, 2017; Guatemala from 33,000km Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Bárbara California, 2017; XX Biennial of Art Paiz Ordinario-Extraordinario, 2016; XIX Biennial of Art Paiz TRANS / VISIBLE, 2014; FIA -Festival Internacional de las Artes Costa Rica, 2011; among others. Boror teaches at the Municipal School of Visual Arts and is a consultant for projects in rural areas in Guatemala.

SEBASTIÁN CALFUQUEO is a Mapuche artist born and based in Santiago, Chile. Calfuqueo is a PhD candidate in Visual Arts at the University of Chile. Calfuqueo has had solo exhibitions in Chile at the Galería Metropolitana, Galería D21, Galería Bech and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. He has participated in group exhibitions at: La Paz Biennial in Bolivia, Lundl Konsthal in Sweden, D21 Gallery Leipzig in Germany, and extensively in Chile at the Centex Valparaíso, Matucana 100, Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral, Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Parque Forestal, among others. In 2016, Calfuqueo received the Talento Joven Award from Fundación Mustakis y Balmaceda Arte Joven, with a book publication of his work.

CARLOS COLÍN was born in Guadalajara and presently works and lives between Mexico City and Vancouver. Colín is currently a PhD candidate in an Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program at UBC and is represented by Fazakas Gallery in Vancouver. He has participated in exhibitions at the Grunt Gallery in Vancouver, the Galería de la Raza in San Francisco, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and the Biennial of Painting Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, among others. In 2016, Carlos received the Mayor’s Arts Awards of the City of Vancouver as Emerging Artist in the category of Visual Arts; the 2017 Artist Studio Award Program; and in 2018 received the Canada Council for the Arts grant in Research and Creation.

LUCIA CUBA is a Peruvian, New York-based artist with an MFA in Fashion Design and Society from Parsons School of Design and a BSc in Social Psychology from Cayetano Heredia University in Peru. Cuba’s work has been exhibited at the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, at Museo Amparo in Puebla, the Albuquerque Museum in New Mexico, the OCT Art & Design Gallery in Shenzhen and at BRIC Arts Media in Brooklyn. Cuba received a Fulbright Scholarship, the Design for Development Award at the Iberoamerican Design Biennale and the Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge Award. She currently works as an Assistant Professor of Fashion at Parsons School of Design.

Born in Ottawa MERYL MCMASTER earned a BFA in Photography from OCAD University. Her work has been exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, The Eitjlorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Indian, among others. A selection of awards include: the Scotiabank New Generation Photography Award, REVEAL Indigenous Art Award, Canon Canada Prize, and the 2016 Sobey Art Award long list. Her work is in collections in Canada and the United States.


TAMARA TOLEDO is Toronto-based curator, writer and artist, graduate of OCAD University and holds an MFA from York University. Toledo has curated numerous exhibitions and has presented her curatorial work at various conferences in Montreal, New York, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Toronto. Her writing has appeared in ARM Journal, C Magazine, Fuse and Canadian Art. Toledo is presently the Curator of Sur Gallery.


SUR GALLERY is Toronto’s first gallery space dedicated to the exhibition and critical engagement of contemporary Latin American art. Sur Gallery is a project of Latin American Canadian Art Projects (LACAP)

For further information or press inquiries please contact us at:

Tues & Wed 10AM-2:30PM
Thurs & Fri noon-6PM
Sat 11AM-5PM
Sur Gallery, 100-39 Queens Quay East, Toronto (East of Yonge St)

LACAP acknowledges the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and The City of Toronto through section 37 and Toronto Arts Council as well as our sponsor Toronto Image Works.





In “​35 Wearables for Unaccompanied American Dolls” the agency of clothes is highlighted by the possibility to dress a device generally aimed at children, but meant to stir the political attention and position of adults. The ultimate objective of this work is to denounce the way immigrant children are treated and represented in the US today, and how current migration policies affect the basic human rights of minors. (…) I aim to create a new iteration of the American Doll using fragments of recorded stories about these minors, taken at the border by the police and separated from their families. These dolls aim to reify the situation and experience of “unaccompanied” children, facing an absurd but ultimately cruel institutional context marked deprivation, trauma, and loss. The doll-form serves to bring an adult audience closer to the world of non-adults by creating a dystopian world in which the voices of children — in a language different than English and expressing their thoughts and needs — are being systematically ignored. (…).

To read the full story of the work commissioned by Topic, as part of their Federal Project N 2, click in the link below.





Emocionada de estar participando en esta exhibición with a selection of works from my project Articulo 6 amongst a group of amazing artistas y diseñadores latinoamericanes.

If you’re in London entre el 02.08-04.05 no dejen de verla!

“Mundo Latinx" opens on the 8th February – 4th May 2019 at the Fashion Space Gallery in London.

The exhibition presents the work of contemporary visual artists who raise questions around representation, diversity and reveal some of the many realities faced within Latin America and the Latinx diaspora. Including a multitude of disciplines from film, photography and illustration, as well as textile and fashion design, the works chosen to be part of the exhibition take the body as the starting point to critically investigate questions of identity, politics and power.”

The exhibition includes work from José Ballivián, Hugo Canuto, José Castrellón, Sabrina Collares, Lucía Cuba, Carla Fernández, Jahel Guerra Roa, Guerxs, Natalia Iguíñiz, Diego Moreno, Lena Mucha, Brechó Replay, Silvia Röthlisberger/Latin Elephant, Dorian Ulises López Macías, John M. Valádez, Veteranas & Rucas and Adam Wiseman.

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This year began with amazing news, as I was selected as one of the 2019 United States Artists Fellows in Design, part of a group of 45 amazing artists creating in the fields of Architecture & Design, Craft, Dance, Film, Media, Music, Theater & Performance, Traditional Arts, Visual Art and Writing across the United States.

Thank you once again to my anonymous nominator, to the United States Artists team for this opportunity, to Ann Hatch for her invaluable support, and to everyone else involved in making this possible.

To read more click on the link below.





I had the pleasure of participating as part of Parson’s team, at the Artisan Guatemaya summit held in Guatemala City in January. An effort created by Pacunam, the Couture Lab Coalition, Artisan Guatemaya, along with many other organizations working in the fashion systems, as well as with artisanal and handcrafted creative processes and communities at the global and local levels. 





Feliz de participar en la segunda edición del Encuentro Internacional sobre Prácticas Críticas " Moda Desobediente" facilitando el taller " Vestibles para/por la protesta".

Fecha: Viernes 19 de octubre, 2018
Lugar: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo – MAC Quinta Normal – Santiago – Chile

Para + información visiten www.modadesobediente.com .

Ingreso Libre- Lxs esperamos!

Organiza Colectivo Malvestidas





I am really excited about sharing my work and processes tomorrow as part of the MA in Fashion Studies “Fashion Culture Lecture Series- The body politic”, where I will be in conversation with Hazel Clark, Research Chair of Fashion & Director of the MA in Fashion Studies.

If you are around The New School please come and join us!





Inspired by Kathi Weeks’s article in the issue “Down With Love,” we will stage a late afternoon performance of anti-love letters to work, precarity, and whatever else those gathered want to disavow on February 14th. Resembling more of a poetry slam than an academic panel—including a video display of the visual essay with work by artists such as Cecilia Vicuña, Katherine Hattam, Sable Elyse Smith, Ellen Koshland, Agatha Gothe-Snape, FEMMO™, Guerrilla Girls, Shana Agid, and Dread Scott—the prose and poetry will be followed by a performance by Lady Aye, “sweetheart of the sideshow.”

Come Slam Precarious Work! Confirmed “slammers” include: Kathi Weeks, Celina Su, Laura Y. Liu, Anne Le Goff, Stephon Lawrence, Kellie Jackson, Sean Hill, Victoria Hattam, Elena Glasberg, Estelle Ferrarese, Fashion Praxis Collective, Alyson Cole, David Brody, Shana Agid, and Meena Alexander.

Co-sponsored by The PhD/MA Program in Political Science, The Center for the Humanities, The Women’s Gender Studies Program, SPTSA: Social and Political Theory Student Association at the Graduate Center, CUNY; and the Politics Department at the New School for Social Research; The Heilbroner Center at the New School; WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly; and The Feminist Press.





On January 30th 10:00-11:30 AM / UN HQ in New York I will be joining a panel as part of the “Global Goals for a Sustainable Textile Industry: eradicating poverty to advance sustainable development for all” organized by “Hecho por Nosotros” in the context of the context of the 56th Commission for Social Development/ UN.





Join Young Professionals of the Americas (YPA) and Americas Quarterly (AQ) as we discuss the meeting point of visual art and activism with Edel Rodriguez and Lucia Cuba, two of AQ’s Top 5 Art Activists. Managing editor of AQ Juliana Barbassa will give introductory remarks, followed by presentations by Rodriguez and Cuba on their latest projects and how their work influences political debate in the Americas. A reception will follow the presentations.


Juliana Barbassa, Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly; Director of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Lucia Cuba, Artist and Assistant Professor of Fashion Design, The New School

Edel Rodriguez, Artist

NOV. 8TH 2017 / 6:30-8:30 PM

Americas Society / 680 Park Avenue / NY

+ Information contact Beckie Bintrim: bbintrim@as-coa.org





Please join us at Pioneer Works on Sunday Nov 12th 4-6:00 pm (as part of PW Second Sunday’s Interventions) and/or on Saturday Nov 18 2-4:30 pm (as part of Fact Crafts presentation of participants’ projects), where my project series “Wearables for/to protest” will be activated in the context of PW’s *Fact Crafts program.

Fact Craft is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary program series that examines the ways “facts” are constructed, crafted, presented and disseminated. Each program invites a guest to facilitate a group action that intervenes in, questions, or subverts systems of ‘fact craft’ across disciplines. These actions address oppressive cultural systems by generating alternatives and jamming existing ones. The series will culminate on November 18, 2017 with a celebratory public event that includes presentations of participant projects.





Linking design, fiber arts, public health and social research, our October WIP resident Lucia Cuba will be working on the series “Wearables for/to protest”, as part of her ongoing project “Exercises on Health” (EoH): a multi-series project that addresses how people and communities think about and value health, and how health may become a more tangible and concrete horizon for intervention once people can relate to it through public conversation. EoH itself is a long-term project that stands at the intersection of fashion design and public health. Its objective is to explore notions of health and its absence by addressing the hardships and opportunities the experience of health can bring forth. The project aims to raise awareness on issues of health and politics at the individual and social level, foregrounding local and international dimensions of health outcomes. Essentially, EoH relocates the places where debates and exchanges surrounding health often take place, promoting reflexivity and personal agency to advance human wellbeing.

During the WIP residency at TAC, Lucia will be working on the third chapter of EoH (EoH3), exploring representations of sexual and reproductive health at the individual and social level, addressing the situation of sexual and reproductive rights, services, as well as the paths to access and promotion of these kinds of rights in the United States.

This chapter of the project will be structured in two main parts:

•Fostering collective conversations with the public aimed at mapping a bottom-up visions of the material and symbolic apparatus that governs sexual and reproductive health in New York;
•Advancing a participative design framework to continue working on a series of wearable devices as part of the collection “Wearables for/to Protest”, aimed at impacting people and places, as well as personal and public agendas related to this dimension of health.

You can visit Lucia’s installation and participate in this project from October 9th – 30th at our Manhattan studio, and learn more about her work and process while engaging in conversation during Artist Open Hours, on Saturdays 2-5PM.

Thursday, October 26th 4-7 pm
Manhattan Studio

A workshop series that explores personal and political representations of health through the creation of “wearables for/to protest”. The workshop centers on current debates around sexual and reproductive health, sexual and reproductive rights, and health services in the United States, focusing on exploring the paths through which citizens understand and exercise these rights, and on how these are promoted within American society.





“Beyond Textiles: a conversation about fashion and textile design in/from Peru” brings together a group of Peruvian practitioners and scholars working in the field of fashion and textile design.

Designers Mozhdeh Matin (Mozh Mozh), Alessandra Petersen (Alessandra Petersen), and scholar Silvia Vega-Llona (Eugene Lang, TNS) will engage in a conversation facilitated by professor Lucia Cuba (School of Fashion, Parsons TNS) on the characteristics, aesthetics and cultural heritage behind fashion design practices in Peru.

This panel aims to trigger multiple conversations about fashion and textile practices in Latin America, among TNS’s educational community and the general public, and marks the beginning of a series of activities to be developed throughout this academic year, aiming to establish a network of scholars and practitioners interested in, or working in the field of fashion and textile design in that region.

Friday, September 22nd 2017, 6:30 – 8:00pm
55 West 13st – Room I 205 / Dorothy Hirshon Suite, Arnhold Hall





Estoy emocionadísima de estar en Santiago de Chile participando en “Moda Desobediente:1er Encuentro Internacional de prácticas críticas”, en donde estaré participando con una ponencia y facilitando un taller.

Para > información sobre los paneles y talleres que se llevarán a cabo esta semana visiten la web del encuentro (link abajo).





I am happy to announce that I’ll be a Visual Artist in residence at BRIC Arts Media Center from June 19th-August 11th.

Stay tuned for upcoming activations of the project Exercises on Health as part of this residency!

> BRIC is a leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. Presenting and incubating work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park, a renowned contemporary art exhibition series, and two distinct media initiatives: Brooklyn Free Speech, Brooklyn’s Public Access initiative, and BRIC TV, a nonprofit community TV channel and digital network. BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn.





Museum of Arts and Design Thursday, May 18, 6:30-8:30pm.

Please join us for MAD Artist Studios Program Cycle 26 presentations, featuring talks by: Rachel Rader, Yoshi Minami, Lauren Skelly Bailey, Adam Ledford, Lucia Cuba, Ariel Jackson, and MAD’s Van Lier Fellow Camille Hoffman. Each presentation provides an opportunity to encounter perspectives that examine critical issues in contemporary craft, art and design. Following the talk in the theater, artists and visitors will continue the conversation in the Artist Studios located on the 6th floor for a closing reception that features the work created in the studios. Please join us for this unique opportunity to converse with the artists about their studio practice.

Talk and reception will take place at the Museum of Arts and Design, Jerome and Simona Chazen Building / 2 Columbus Circle / New York, NY 10019

+ Information: http://madmuseum.org/events/artist-studios-talk-and-closing-reception

RSVP artist.studios.rsvp@madmuseum.org





NEW YORK, NY (February 2, 2017) – The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) announces the Spring session of its Artist Studios Program and Van Lier Fellowship. The selected artists, all of whom will be assigned open studio space in the Museum from February through May, are Lucia Cuba, Camille Hoffman, Ariel Jackson, Adam Ledford, Yoshiyuki Minami, Rachel Rader, and Lauren Skelly Bailey. Hoffman will be the Museum’s Van Lier Fellow.
An initiative launched by the MAD Education Department in 2008, the Artist Studios Program selects six emerging artists and designers, and assigns each a day of the week to work in one of the Museum’s sixth-floor open studios for a four-month period. The studios are accessible to the public, and visitors to MAD are invited to observe and interact with the artists at work. In 2016, the Museum introduced the Van Lier Fellowship as an addition to the program. The fellowship, funded by the New York Community Trust, provides a talented, culturally underrepresented rising artist with financial support and a dedicated studio at MAD for full-time use.

An innovative model of engagement, the Artist Studios Program has served more than 130 emerging and midcareer artists and designers. The artists welcome dialogue, making themselves available to discuss their work and craft; visitors to the studios are encouraged to inquire about their processes, materials, and concepts. This unusual course of communication is a remarkable opportunity for artists and visitors alike.
“The artists chosen for this session all have very investigatory practices. They rigorously explore materials, patterns, social conflicts, and complex histories,” said Carli Beseau, Manager of Artist Studios and Docent Programs at MAD. “I think visitors will find their conversations with the artists to be engaging and unexpected.”
Additionally, residents and fellows have the opportunity to host one MADmakes workshop during their residency cycle. MADmakes is a drop-in, hands-on educational series that invites visitors to learn the artists’ own methods and test their skills at art making and creative production. The series engages visitors in various techniques and ideas, facilitating greater understanding and appreciation of workmanship. Great for visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and interests, MADmakes workshops are free with Museum admission. They will take place as follows:
Thursday, February 16, 6 pm – Lauren Skelly Bailey Thursday, March 9, 6 pm – Lucia Cuba
Thursday, April 13, 6 pm – Adam Ledford
Thursday, May 11, 6 pm – Camille Hoffman and Ariel Jackson
The Artist Studios Pecha Kucha Talk and Closing Reception will take place Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 6:30 pm.
The Spring 2017 Artist Studios Residents and Van Lier Fellow were selected from over 350 applicants by the Artist Studios Selection Committee, made up of Museum staff members and outside professionals in the fields of art, craft, and design.

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[Exhibition] Material Cultures / Opening reception BRIC (NY)

Material Cultures is a group exhibition featuring the work of eight contemporary visual artists who engage with and respond to essential elements of textile: weaving, pattern, draping, embellishing, and wearing. One of the oldest forms of human production, textiles maintain profound connections to history, ritual practice, cultural identity, creative expression, and politics. Working with sculpture, installation, performance, and social practice, the artists in Material Cultures produce works that highlight the role of textiles in shaping traditional and contemporary culture, recognizing the conceptual power of cloth as reflective of the human experience. Exhibiting artists include Laura Anderson Barbata, Xenobia Bailey, Lucia Cuba, Adrian Esparza, Elana Herzog, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Sophia Narrett, and Marela Zacarias.

Some of the artists in Material Cultures respond to existing cloth as objects with the power to stimulate memory or meaning, using the charged implications of textiles to unravel specific aspects of culture. Laura Anderson Barbata exhibits a group of costumes that explore the ways in which indigo – a dye used in fabric internationally and carrying varied political and social implications – functions when activated by the body. Elana Herzog explores the physicality of the Persian rug—a domestic object, an emblem of civilization—as well as ideas of collapse and growth. Her work tells a history of evolution yet alludes to the ruinous fate of objects, nature, order, and social structures.

Other artists produce their work using such textile-specific techniques as crochet and embroidery. Working with crochet since the 1970s and drawn to the “aesthetic of funk,” costume designer and artist Xenobia Bailey presents a crocheted tent, a form that suggests protection, the gospel revival tent of the American rural south, and the realm of mythology. And Sophia Narrett uses complex embroidered paintings to explore the dark underside of American popular culture and its expectations of women, gathering content from reality TV, tabloids, social media, and her own experiences. Artist Lucia Cuba finds meaning in textiles by conceiving them as wearable objects with agency. She continues exploring issues of health and politics through her project Exercises on Health – Part 2, a series of garment-base explorations developed through interviews conducted with individuals dealing with cancer. The garments are meant to trigger conversations about illness and health, and the ways we experience and understand them.

Still other artists find powerful content within the technical aspects of cloth-making, drawing formal connections between textile technique and artistic concept. Inspired by his childhood on the borderlands between Mexico and the United States, Adrian Esparza uses the stereotypical symbol of traditional Mexican culture, the serape, and deconstructs it to create ephemeral geometric abstractions, expanding upon the ability for cultural objects to be understood and interacted with. Also growing up near the Mexican/ United States border, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia paints long strips of paper that he painstakingly weaves together to create large-scale works that entwine artistic techniques and disparate ideas of popular tradition with contemporary aesthetics, of art with craft, and of the artist’s roots with his current life. As a stunning centerpiece to the exhibition, Marela Zacarias presents a monumentally scaled white monochrome sculpture that appears to cascade down the gallery wall that mimics the appearance of fabric and highlights the significance of draping to textiles and to art history.




[Pannel] What is activist fashion?

[Lima] I’ll be participating in the pannel " What is activist fashion" as part of Abierto, laboratories of fashion and non-fashion at, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú.

Tuesday July 19th at 7 pm. Free entrance.




[Conference] About communication, identity and research in fashion

I’ll be participating in the conference " About comunicación, identity and research in fashion" as part of the series Espacio MODA at the Centro Fundación Telefónica in Lima.

Friday, July 8 at 7 PM. Free entrance.




[Journal] Surface Design/ Made-Aware

Cover + Article written by Hazel Clark for the Surface Design Journal:Made/Aware.

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[Publication] The Craft Companion

My work “Estados unidos de.. / Unitaed states of…” is featured in the book The Craft Companion by Ramona Barry and Rebecca Jobson.

The Craft Companion features more than 30 new and old crafting techniques that look at the evolution of a craft, inspiring artists working within the medium, as well as the various tools and techniques to develop craft projects .

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Conferencia: Siete formas de repensar la moda y alterar su acción

La conferencia explorará el trabajo de siete diseñadores, colectivos y organizaciones que se aproximan al diseño de moda desde propuestas no tradicionales que desarrollan formas alternativas y críticas de pensar y hacer moda.

  • Conferencia a cargo de Lucia Cuba

Ingreso libre confirmando asistencia al info@ceam.edu.pe

[Imagen en flyer] Foto: Juan Carlos Canahuiri / Diseño: Mitocondria, colección “Pisa y Arranca”




[Publication] "Invisible Gamarra"

“Invisible Gamarra” is now on sale!

A publication that includes essays and interviews about Gamarra as a commercial, textile, creative and social emporium, and in which I had the pleasure to participate with an essay.

Don’t miss it!

“Invisible Gamarra” is available (in spanish) at El Virrey, Crisol & Communitas Bookstore in Lima.


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[Publication] Design as Future-Making

My work featured and reviewed as part of the publication “Design as Future-Making”.

“Design as Future-Making brings together leading international designers, scholars, and critics to address ways in which design is shaping the future. The contributors share an understanding of design as a practice that, with its focus on innovation and newness, is a natural ally of futurity. Ultimately, the choices made by designers are understood here as choices about the kind of world we want to live in. Design as Future-Making locates design in a space of creative and critical reflection, examining the expanding nature of practice in fields such as biomedicine, sustainability, digital crafting, fashion, architecture, urbanism, and design activism.

The authors contextualize design and its affects within issues of social justice, environmental health, political agency, education, and the right to pleasure and play. Collectively, they make the case that, as an integrated mode of thought and action, design is intrinsically social and deeply political."

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[Publication] "The Future of Fashion is Now"

My work is featured in the publication “The Future of Fashion is Now”.

“A garment that responds to emotions, lace patterns that grow from a plant, textile that decomposes itself and fashion that literally zips people together… With a critical look at today’s fashion industry, more than fifty young designers and a number of illustrious innovators such as Viktor&Rolf and Comme des Garçons give us their vision of the fashion of tomorrow.

The development of new technologies and a grasp of the importance of sustainability are what is driving young designers worldwide and causing them to expand the borders of the traditional fashion system. With their innovative solutions and fresh designs, this latest generation of fashion designers has arrived at the interface between fashion and art.

At the invitation of Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge, and scouted by fashion experts from around the world, six designers have each produced a new work especially for the exhibition The Future of Fashion is Now: Iris van Herpen (the Netherlands), Digest Design Workshop (China), Lucía Cuba (Peru), Craig Green (Great Britain), D&K (Australia) and Olek (Poland/the United States).

This book not only provides an overview of the work by the more than fifty designers being shown at the exhibition, but it also traces the development of and ideas behind the exhibition’s special works."

You can purchase the publication in Boijmans Museum webshopt & on Amazon


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[Publication] "New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America"

My work is featured in the publication “New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America”.

“New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America”. is the first American museum group exhibition dedicated to contemporary Latin American design, featuring more than seventy-five designers, artists, craftspeople, and collectives, and surveying the innovative, cross-disciplinary collaborations and new directions in creative production that have been occurring throughout Latin America since 2000.

The focus of this publication and exhibition is the art and design work emanating from key cities that serve as cultural hubs for some of the most pertinent new ideas about art, design, and craft, including: Caracas, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Buenos Aires, San Salvador, San Juan, Havana, Mexico City, and the state of Oaxaca.

Collaborations between Latin American designers and indigenous craftspeople are highlighted, revealing dynamic new work that addresses a wide range of issues facing the region, from commodification and production, to urbanization, displacement, and sustainability. The essays address the role of the creative sector in economic empowerment in Latin America, and how Latin American artists and designers contribute to new models of local, national, and international identity and economy.

With texts by Lowery Stokes Sims, Mari Carmen Ramírez, Gabriela Rangel, Jorge Rivas Pérez, Regine Basha, Blanca Serrano Ortiz de Solórzano, Nessia Leonzini Pope and Fabiana Lopes, Antonio Sánchez Gómez, Adélia Borges, Ana Elena Mallet, Magdalena Grüneisen, Adriana Kertzer, and Marcella Echavarría."

You can purchase this publication in MAD’s webshop & Amazon




[Event] "New Directions: The convergence of design, art and craft in Latin America Today"

Join the artists and designers from the newly opened exhibition “New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America” as they present their work as case studies of the confluence of art, design and craft in Latin America today.

Structured in the style of PechaKucha, wherein speakers present 20 slides that are each shown for 20 seconds, this discussion surveys some of the most pertinent new directions in making emerging from this unique region of the globe.

Nov 5, 2014 – 7 pm at the Museum of Arts and Design (2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019)

Please RSVP in the link bellow


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[Exhibition] "New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America"

A selection of pieces from “Articulo 6” project will be featured as part of the exhibition “New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America” at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York.

[November 4, 2014 – April 6, 2015]

As part of “New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America” exhibition, I will present “Articulo 6” at a Pechakucha on November 5th from 7:30 – 9:00pm (New York time). The Pechakucha will take place at the Museum of Arts & Design (MAD).


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[Exhibition] " The Future of Fashion is Now"

After receiving the Han Nefkens Fashion at the Edge Award in early 2014, I will be launching “Exercises on Health” (EOH), a new project that explores notions of health and its absence through garments, addressing the hardships and opportunities that the experience of health can bring forth.

EOH-Part 1 will be featured in the upcoming exhibition “The Future of Fashion is Now” at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam, The Netherlands).

[11 October 2014 – 18 January 2015]


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[Exhibition] Articulo 6 will be featured at "New Terriotories" exhibition at the MAD in NY

A selection of works from Articulo 6 project will be featured as part of the exhibition “New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft, and Art in Latin America”.

From November 4th, 2014 until March 2nd, 2015 at the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) in New York.

+ About the Exhibition

The term “new territories,” as evoked by Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce, refers to the state of making in today’s globalized society, a phenomenon that has helped to spur a confluence of art, design, and craft. The exhibition New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft, and Art in Latin America will examine this trend in several distinct cities throughout Latin America, where some of the most pertinent new directions in arts and design are emerging today.

New Territories explores the collaborations between small manufacturing operations and craftspersons, artists, and designers, and demonstrates how the resulting work addresses not only the issues of commodification and production, but also of urbanization, displacement, and sustainability. The exhibition will explore a number of key themes, including: the dialogue between contemporary trends and artistic legacies in Latin American art; the use of repurposed materials in strategies of upcyling; the blending of digital and traditional skills; and the reclamation of personal and public space.

New Territories is organized by MAD’s Acting Chief Curator Lowery Stokes Sims and Adriana Kertzer, Curatorial Assistant and Project Manager. It follows MAD’s groundbreaking 2010 exhibition The Global Africa Project, which presented new craft, design, and art that transcended nationality and regionalism in its presentation of the new nomadic paradigm of African identity. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated, full color catalogue that will be published in separate English and Spanish editions by Turner Libros of Madrid and Mexico City.

Major support for New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America is provided by the Ford Foundation and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. Additional support is provided by Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, Phillips, The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts, The Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Family Foundation, and the Consulate General of Brazil in New York.


Tags MAD, Museum of Art and Design, Museo de Arte y Diseñõ, Exhibición, Articulo 6,


[Event] Launch of the new issue of the journal B/AS: Fashion + Politics

“Estados unidos de…” will be featured at cover and in an article of the new edition of the journal B/AS: Fashion and politics.

The launch event will take place the 27th of February at Parsons, The New School for design in New York.

For + information please see the attached.

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Han Nefkens Award in Fashion

I’m happy to announce that I have received, together with five other artists, the “Han Nefkens-Fashion on the Edge” award to produce a new work that will be presented as part of the international exhibition “The Future of Fashion is Now” at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam) in October. More information coming soon! For now please read the press release of the award:
A jury of experts, including the fashion-duo Viktor&Rolf and Karin Swerink, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, have awarded the prize to six young fashion designers. They are each creating a new work on the cusp between fashion and art. These new works will be on show for the first time in the exhibition ‘The Future of Fashion is Now’, which will open this autumn in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

The jury is made up of Viktor&Rolf, Karin Swerink, Vassilis Zidianakis (Atopos cvc), Han Nefkens and José Teunissen. The six fashion designers and initiatives are Iris van Herpen (NL), Craig Green (GB), Aftrs/D & K (AU), Olek (PL), Digest Design (CN) and Lucia Cuba (PE). This autumn, their vision on the future of fashion will be on show in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. The jury will be assisting the prize winners right up to the opening. The public can also follow this process via a special website that will be launched shortly. The announcement of the Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge Awards marks the official start of the preparations for the fashion exhibition in Rotterdam.

Karin Swerink about the selection: “It had to engage, inspire and surprise me. All six designers met these three criteria." Vassilis Zidianakis (Atopos cvc): “It was clear that the body of work of all 6 designers was comprehensive, distinctive, unique.”

‘The Future of Fashion is Now’ – October 11, 2014 / January 18, 2015 – takes visitors on a journey along the most innovative fashion and fashion talents from all over the world and features work by designers such as Viktor&Rolf, Christophe Coppens, Martin Margiela and Hussein Chalayan. Work by more than sixty international designers is on show, from leading fashion houses to young, up-andcoming talent. The exhibition addresses the critical position young fashion designers adopt towards the fashion system and the role of clothing in today’s society. Sustainability, new technologies and the value of clothing for the identity of an individual or a community are themes with which they open the discussion about fashion of the future.

Jury and scouts
Twenty international scouts each selected two or three designers for the exhibition and the Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge Award. This unusual method of working resulted in a selection from which the jury of experts has now chosen six prize winners.

Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge
Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge is an initiative of writer, benefactor and art activist Han Nefkens and fashion expert José Teunissen, in collaboration with Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. The initiative’s mission is to support fashion talent working on the cusp of fashion and art. The Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge Award offers designers the opportunity of creating new work, which is then given on perpetual loan to the museum.

Han Nefkens recently announced that he is donating the latest haute couture collection of Viktor&Rolf to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. This collection attracted considerable attention in the spring of 2013 in Paris and will be on show to the general public for the first time in the autumn exhibition ‘The Future of Fashion is Now’ .


Tags exhibitions, exhibiciones, premios, awards, Han Nefkens, Boijmans Museum,


[Workshop] Objects/Subjects-Lima

Publicado por SIENTEMAG

La diseñadora de modas e investigadora social Lucía Cuba llegará a Lima para ofrecer un único taller de diseño de modas, este 11, 12 y 13 de diciembre, dedicado a todas aquellas personas que quieran transgredir los límites de la industria de la moda y explorar nuevas posibilidades.

Lady Gaga, Mario Vargas Llosa y Magaly Solier guardan algo en común, y es que estos reconocidos personajes han llevado sobre sí prendas, con un mensaje claro, elaboradas por Lucía Cuba, una de las diseñadoras de modas más reconocidas del Perú que ha profundizado en el diseño activista como un espacio fundamental de diálogo social y cultural. Su interés, comenta Lucía, está en ampliar la comprensión del rol de los objetos de la moda, llevarlo de consideraciones puramente funcionales o estéticas, a perspectivas sociales, éticas y políticas.

Lucía, quien acaba de cursar una maestría de moda en Parsons, una de las más prestigiosas escuelas de diseño de la ciudad de Nueva York, ofrecerá –bajo la organización de SienteMag- el taller “Objetos/Sujetos: conversaciones constructivas”, un espacio de colaboración y construcción en donde se explorarán objetos del diseño de modas (vestuario, accesorios, entre otros), sus funciones y potencialidades para cuestionarnos: ¿Cuáles son las potencialidades políticas y sociales del diseño? ¿Cómo aproximarnos críticamente a los objetos del diseño?

Este proceso de exploración se llevará a cabo a través de la construcción física de dichos objetos de manera colectiva, a través de técnicas mixtas de costura, pegado, bordado, tejido, entre otras opciones.

El taller “Objetos/Sujetos: conversaciones constructivas” forma parte del Proyecto Objetos/Sujetos, una plataforma de intercambio y exploración sobre la agencia del vestuario y los objetos de la moda, de la diseñadora e investigadora peruana Lucía Cuba.

Lucia Cuba – Hoja de vida

Lucia Cuba (Lima,1980). Diseñadora de modas y científica social. Licenciada en Psicología Comunitaria-Educacional, con estudios de Maestría en Psicología Educacional y Desarrollo Humano, y de Doctorado en Salud Pública en la Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Master en Fine Arts en “Diseño de Modas y Sociedad” de Parsons, The New School for Design. Su aproximación al diseño se complementa con docencia e investigación especializada. Entre sus más recientes proyectos se encuentran PROYECTO GAMARRA (proyectogamarra.pe) y ARTICULO 6: Narrativas de género, fortaleza y política” (articulo6.pe), plataformas de diseño activista que buscan informar sobre temas sociales a través de elementos del diseño y la moda; y OBJETOS/SUJETOS, series de intercambio y exploración sobre la agencia del vestuario y los objetos de la moda. Ha participado en diversas plataformas de educación, arte y cultura a nivel nacional e internacional.

Lugar: Av. Arenales 601, Santa Beatriz, Lima (Alt. Cdra. 6 Av. Arequipa, al lado del Centro Cultural de España)

Fecha: 11,12 y 13 de diciembre de 2013

Hora: de 6 a 10 p.m.


Tags Taller, Objetos/Sujetos, Sientemag, Centro Cultural de España en Lima,


[Guest Lecture] Articulo 6 at Concordia University

“Articulo 6: narrativas of Gender, strength and politics” will be present at Concordia University in Montreal.

Date: Wednesday November 20th, 2013
Place: Hexagram Resource Centre.

[Guest lecture hosted by Studio Arts/ Fibres and Material Practices]


Tags Concordia University, Articulo 6, Hexagram, Studio Arts/ Fibres and Material Practices,


TAC's Artist in Residence Exhibition: Sept 17, 2013

Please join us for the Opening Reception of the ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE: Cycle 4 Exhibition:

Tuesday, Sept 17


@ The Invisible Dog – 51 Bergen St

RSVP here, or email rsvp@textileartscenter.com!


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[Open Call] OBJECT | SUBJECTS: Constructive Conversations

We are seeking participants for a series of conversations on the agency of clothes:

OBJECTS | SUBJECTS [CONSTRUCTIVE CONVERSATIONS] is the first of a series of conversations among a diverse group of people to exchange —through open dialogues and garment creation— different understandings and approaches to issues of gender, identity and human rights, among other topics.

These interactions stem from a broad debate on the “agency of clothes” and their role as social mediums for exchange and critical thought.

This is an Open Call. Participants should commit to attend all four sessions as part of this conversation series. Please fill in the form available in the following link

The form includes:

Short bio (250 words)
Participation statement (200 words): Why would you like to participate in this conversation series?
Deadline to apply: Tuesday May 7th, 2013


The agency of clothes,
Notions of garments as objects/subjects,
How can garments, imbued with intention, become key actors in human development,
Notions of gender, identity and human rights as experienced by participants (among other topics)


Conversation as a collective and collaborative social technology that allows for connections and unions between the ideas and creations of participants,
The participatory construction of garments (participatory garments) as a collective experience in the building of objects/subjects,
Participatory garments as a medium to discuss and exchange notions of gender, identity and human rights as experienced by participants.


Garments, photos, audio and related visual documentation that will be recorded during 3 conversation series and presented publicly,
The garments created will be property of each participant,
The visual, audio and related documentation will be accessible to participants and general public online.
Objects/Subjects [Constructive Conversations] is the first conversation series as part of Objects/Subjects, a design project by fashion designer and social researcher Lucia Cuba.


Dates: Thursday’s May 9,16, 23, 30th2013Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Place: Textile Arts Center – Manhattan- NY (26 W 8th St. New York, NY 10011)

Participants: 8 participants (Participation free of cost)

  • Please see the link for further information

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[Guest Lecture] Artículo 6 at UQAM - Montreal

Articulo 6 project was presented at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), as part of the Class “Gender & sexuality”.


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