Maria Magdalena Campos Pons
Artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons was born on August 22, 1959 in Matanzas, Cuba. The Cuban artist grew up in La Vega, a sugar plantation town and her work is autobiographical. Campos-Pons’ mediums include photography, performance and sculpture. Her practice encompasses themes of spirituality, slavery, and sexuality as well as her multicultural identity, as along with her Nigerian (Yoruba) roots, she shares Chinese and Hispanic heritage. With representation in the Johannesburg Biennial and a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Campos- Pons’ is a key and highly influential artist key in works meditating on memory and history, both personal and more broad historical narratives. She is currently based in Boston where she teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.