María Adela Díaz, We Can’t Breath, 2020, Performance documentation (still), Dimensions variable

Performance by Maria Adela Diaz for Recontarnos


Saturday, April 23, 2022, 3:00 pm

In conjunction with Recontarnos (Rewriting us)

"WE CAN'T BREATHE" is a new performance by Maria Adela Diaz. In it, the artist uses embroidered “ricemasks” to slowly take away her breath, a gesture that denounces the violence done to women through social stereotyping and oppression.

Please join us any time between 3pm - 5pm at apexart at 291 Church street, in NYC. You can also join Online via Zoom.

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Maria Adela Diazis a multidisciplinary Latinx artist, born in Guatemala. Diaz uses her body –through performance, installation and video– to draw attention to issues important to many in the Latin American diaspora.

Diaz's work has been shown at Centre Pompidou, Paris France, Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, México City, Museum of Contemporary Art, San José Costa Rica, Somerset House, London UK, among many other locations. Creating meaningful work for over 25 years, Diaz is an important voice in Feminist performance.

La Revuelta is a feminist collective that names and recognizes its members and other women in cultural, political, and social scenes. Its purpose is to retell history under its own terms and experiences by creating intersectional and decentralized spaces. By using art as a tool, it proposes insurrection as a means to recover the spaces and voices that have been silenced throughout history. We aim to strengthen the social fabric by weaving women back into it as if they were strong, different and colorful threads. Members include: Maya Juracán (Activist and Art Curator), Renata Alvarez (Architect and Art Curator), Jimena Galán Dary (Communicator and Investigator), and Christa Krings (Cultural Manager).