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May 14 - July 17, 2021

Kukuli Velarde

CORPUS

May 14 - July 17, 2021

Kukuli Velarde

CORPUS

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art will debut Peruvian-American artist Kukuli Velarde’s CORPUS project in its entirety for the first time. CORPUS is comprised of ceramic and fabric works that encourage reflection on the meaning of survival in the face of colonialism. Fifteen ceramic sculptures, each with matching tapestries, will be presented in a symbolic representation of the annual Corpus Christi festival in Cusco, Peru. The sculptures mimic pre-Columbian forms and iconographies in a visual representation of syncretic aesthetic, cultural, and religious traditions.

Kukuli Velarde

CORPUS

May 14 - July 17, 2021
About the artist

Kukuli Velarde is a Peruvian-American artist based in Philadelphia. Velarde is a multi-talented artist, working in ceramic, painting, drawing, and installations. Much of her work draws on pre-Columbian traditional forms and iconographies, highlighting colonized and syncretic identities and aesthetic systems. Velarde received a BFA from Hunter College in New York City. She is the recipient of such awards as the Jon Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2015), Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant (2012), and Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (1997). Her work can be found in the collections of Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Lima, Lima, Perú; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, among many others.

Learn more about Velarde at kukulivelarde.com

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