MARIA MAGDALENA CAMPOS-PONS
Lucas Artists Fellow

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is one of the most significant artists to emerge from post-Revolutionary Cuba. Her diverse practice encompasses painting, mixed media installation, performance, video and photography. Her work often collapses time periods, geographical space, personal and collective history and memory to render visible the lives and experience of Afro-Cuban diaspora communities, and offer new ways of thinking about the complexities of cultural identity.  Campos-Pons’ work is held is in permanent collections of such institutions as  the Museum of Modern Art, New York;  National Museum of Fine Arts Havana, Cuba; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA;  The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; The Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; The MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; and Vanderbilt University Museum of Art, Nashville, TN; among many others. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including most recently a Fellowship from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in 2016 and the 2013 Jane Fortune Outstanding Women Visiting Artist Lecture. She was also named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers in 2015. Campos-Pons extensive exhibition history includes recent solo shows at Wendi Norris Gallery, San Francisco; Documenta 14, Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany; and the Peabody Essex Museum. Campos-Pons is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee where she teaches at Vanderbilt University.