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Virtual Artist Talk: Anabella Bergero on Constructing Identities
February 3, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us for a virtual presentation and discussion with Anabella Bergero, Fashion Design MFA ’20, and Tanya Melendez-Escalante, senior curator of Education and Public Programs from The Museum at FIT. Bergero won the inaugural SUNY Performing Arts Creation and Curation Prize for her exhibition proposal. Constructing Identities is part of the Journal and Pattern exhibition in the Art and Design Gallery through February 27.
Born in Argentina and raised in Mexico, Bergero researched her heritage and created garments that explored Latinx and Latin American culture and gender identity. For her exhibition, Bergero expanded upon a personal narrative to create a broader cultural landscape that includes photographic wallpapers on the theme of the quinceañera and Mexican wooden folk masks. Bergero created characters “as a portal to certain aspects of Latinx and Latin American culture” and designed a dress for each.
“I traced back the femininity I inherited, and I’m owning the kind of femininity I want to build for myself,” she writes. “This project was building space for different configurations of identity by first acknowledging that we are not this monolith of how we were born. We have multiple pieces we can play with.”
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