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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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Estoy muy feliz de anunciar que he sido seleccionada como una 2019 United States Artists Fellow en Diseño, junto a un grupo de 45 increíbles artistas que trabajan en Arquitectura & Diseño, Artesanía, Danza, Cine, Media, Music, Teatro & Performance, Artes Tradicionales, Artes Visuales y Escritura en todo Estados Unidos. Gracias a todo el equipo de United states artist y a todxs quienes estuvieron involucradxs en hacer esto posible.

Estén atentxs a las actualizaciones sobre nuevos proyectos y activaciones!





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).




Summer Visual Artist Residency program at BRIC

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.




Artist Studios Talk and Closing Reception

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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[Exhibición] Culturas Materiales BIRC (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.




[Panel] ¿Qué es la Moda Activista?

[Lima] Estaré participando en el panel ¿Qué es la moda activista?, organizado por Abierto, laboratorio de Moda y no-Moda en la Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú.

Martes 19 de Julio a las 7 pm. Ingreso Libre




[Conferencia] Sobre comunicación identidad e investigación en moda

Espacio MODA es un formato de conferencias que nacen de la inquietud de explorar diversas visiones de la moda. Comunicación, identidad e investigación son los tres pilares de esta primera conferencia, donde las ponentes Adriana Seminario, Lucia Cuba y Patricia Exebio ahondarán en el tema desde la aproximación de sus trabajos y proyectos personales. Cada una desde distintos ámbitos pero, finalmente, ligadas a la moda como expresión cultural.

Viernes 8 de Julio, 7 pm en el Espacio Fundación Telefónica – Lima.




[Publucación] Surface Design/ Made-Aware

Portada + artículo escrito por Hazel Clark para el Journal Surface Design :Made/Aware.

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[Publicación] The Craft Companion

Mi trabajo “Estados unidos de…/ United states of…” está incluido en el libro “The Craft Companion” escrito por Ramona Barry y Rebecca Jobson.

El libro presenta más de 30 técnicas nuevas y antiguas de artesanía y manualidades que exploran la evolución de este arte, a artistas que trabajan en el medio, así como a las distintas herramientas y técnicas para el desarrollo de proyectos de este tipo.

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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”




[Publicación] "Gamarra Invisible"

Ya está a la venta “Gamarra Invisible”!

Una publicación que compila ensayos y entrevistas sobre el emporio comercial, textil, creativo y social de Gamarra, en donde he tenido el gusto de colaborar con un ensayo.

¡No se la pierdan!

“Gamarra Invisible” está disponible en Librerías el Virrey, Communitas y Crisol en 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."

You can purchase this publication in Amazon




[Publicación] "El Futuro de la Moda es Ahora"

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: “http://www.wanteddesignnyc.com/rsvpmad/”


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[Exhibición] "Nuevos Territorios: Laboratorios de diseño, artesanía y arte en América Latina"

Una selección de piezas del proyecto “Articulo 6” formará parte de la exhibición “Nuevos Territorios: Laboratorios de diseño, artesanía y arte en América Latina” que se llevará a cabo en el Museo de Artes y Diseño (MAD) de New York.

[Noviembre 4, 2014 – Abril 6, 2015]

Como parte de la exhibición “Nuevos Territorios: Laboratorios de diseño, artesanía y arte en América Latina” presentaré “Articulo 6” en un Pechakucha el 5 de Noviembre de 7:30 – 9:00pm (Hora Nueva York).

El Pechakucha se llevará a cabo en el Museo de Artes y Diseño (MAD) de New York


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[Exhibición] " El Futuro de la Moda es Ahora "

Luego de recibir el premio Han Nefkens “Fashion at the Edge” a inicios del 2014, lanzaré “Ejercicios en Salud” (EES), un proyecto que explora nociones sobre la salud a través de la construcción de prendas de vestir, abordando las dificultades y oportunidades que la experiencia con la salud trae consigo.

EES-Parte 1 será presentado en la exhibición “The Future of Fashion is Now” en el Museo Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam, Holanda).

[Octubre 11, 2014 – Enero 18, 2015]


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Articulo 6 formará parte de la exhibición "Nuevos territorios" en el MAD en Nueva York

Una selección de obras del proyecto Articulo 6 formarán parte de la exhibición “Nuevos territorios: Laboratorios de Diseño, Arte y Artesanía en Latino América”

Del 4 de November del 2014 al 2 de Marzo del 2015 en el Museo de Arte y Diseño (MAD) en Nueva 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,


[Evento] Lanzamiento de la nueva edición del journal B/AS: Moda + Política

“Estados unidos de…” estará en la portada y en un artículo de la nueva edición del journal BI/AS: Moda + Política.

El Journal será lanzado este 27 de febrero en Parsons, The New School en Nueva York.

Para + información revisar el adjunto.

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Premio Han Nefkens en Moda

Estoy feliz de anunciar que he recibido, junto con otros cinco artistas, el premio “Han Nefkens-Fashion on the Edge” para desarrollar un nuevo trabajo que será expuesto en la muestra internacional “The Future of Fashion is Now” en el Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Roterdam) en Octubre de este año.
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’.


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[Taller] Objetos/Sujetos- 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,


[Conferencia] Articulo 6 en la Universidad de Concordia

“Articulo 6: Narrativas de género, fortaleza y política” será presentado en la Universidad de Concordia en Montreal.

Día: Miércoles 20 de Noviembre del 2013
Lugar: Hexagram Resource Centre- Concordia

[Conferencia organized por 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!


Tags TAC, Estados unidos de…, Invisible Dog,


[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

Tags agency, agencia, TAC, moda,


[Conferencia] Artículo 6 en UQAM- Montreal

El proyecto Artículo 6 fue presentado en la Universidad de Quebec en Montreal (UQAM), como parte de la clase “Género y sexualidad”.


Tags Articulo 6, UQAM, Montreal, Clase, Lecture,