Moisés Aragón is a self taught interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the role self identity. In 1984 he was born in “exile” to émigrés who joined the exodus of the 124,779 Cuban nationals that departed from the Mariel port in Artemisa, Cuba in 1980. Growing up in a community that never relented the possibility of “going back home” strongly influenced the foundation that structured his art practice. Early series in his art career concentrated on the self in relation to the physical surroundings as a means to understand “how he fit in.” Later projects concentrated on the theme of being a specter as a minority in society. This was examined through thesis based work that included performances and “direct actions” intended to rectify an imposition of being a statistic.
April 6, 2018