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María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Remedios: Performance Rituals as Healing

In this program, organized in conjunction with “Simone Leigh: The Waiting Room,” artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons will present a performative mediation on survival. As part of her performance, she will negotiate narratives of pain, loss, and resilience, while reimagining herself in a time of societal and geopolitical transitions.

Born in Matanzas, Cuba, in 1959, and based in Boston, Campos-Pons has established an international career as an interdisciplinary artist and teacher. Campos-Pons draws from her Afro-Cuban and American identities, connecting migratory experiences through a range of mediums, objects, installations, and in situ actions. Influenced by Yoruba spiritual practices from Africa that survived the Middle Passage as well as syncretic forms in Cuba, she redresses and reclaims cultural, ancestral, and personal memories, as well as new beginnings, through ritual engagement with materials and spatial experiences.


“Simone Leigh: The Waiting Room” is made possible by support provided by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and the Toby Devan Lewis Emerging Artists Exhibitions Fund.

Artist commissions at the New Museum are generously supported by the Neeson / Edlis Artist Commissions Fund. Artist residencies are made possible, in part, by Laurie Wolfert.

Further exhibition support is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

Special thanks to A Blade of Grass.

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