b. 1962 in Bogotá, Colombia; lives in Brooklyn, New York
The lace and crochet that existed in my grandmother’s house in Bogotá are metaphors of social aspiration, of collective social trauma, of making things veiled, feminine and dignified. Lately, I have been expanding my concerns by introducing new elements pertaining to iconic memories of Colombia. This research has to do with a Colonial botanic expedition of 1783 and Spanish Colonial painting, both of which are referenced in this print. My new work expresses cultural syncretism and a personal continuous process of trans-culturation.
–Nancy Friedemann (2006)