Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz is a nationally and internationally recognized award-winning interdisciplinary visual and performance artist. Through personal narratives and experiences, her work dissects cultural and social constructs designed to isolate, “herd” and manage Otherness. Needing the immediacy of a live audience she developed the Las Reinas (The Queens), a suite of allegorical self-portrait performances where she become imagined royal archetypes anchored in personal trauma. Most recently she debuted Exodus|Pilgrimage, an endurance performance addressing the forced migration of thousands of Puerto Ricans to the United States as a result of the current humanitarian crisis post-hurricane Mari, the artist dressed in attire made completely from debris recovered from the island.
September 22, 2019