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San Francisco artist, Ana Teresa Fernández, works with CE artist, Nathan Jeung, during a workshop where CE artists creatively mapped out their journeys to Creativity Explored.
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CE Partners with artist Ana Teresa Fernández for Public Art Project

Posted on February 19, 2019

We are thrilled to announce our new collaboration with renowned social sculptor, painter and performance artist Ana Teresa Fernández. A new temporary public art project, Of Here From There, will evoke the creative and narrative arc of CE artists’ lives and journeys through the lens of their artmaking process. The Kenneth Rainin Foundation generously supports the project through its Open Spaces Program.

Of Here From There will invite a broad audience to share and reflect on the creative and life journeys of artists with developmental disabilities. Creativity Explored artists and staff, aided by members of the public, will work with Fernández to create art installations documenting, celebrating and amplifying the passionate mark-making of CE artists through the lenses of multimedia and Latin American Folk Art. The temporary installations will then be placed at locations meaningful to immigrant communities and culminate during an event with performances by local dancers, musicians, and poets of all abilities.

The project invites the community to reevaluate the creative and personal journeys of people with disabilities by placing their artistry at the center of the conversation.

Ana Teresa Fernández, born in Tampico, Mexico, lives and works in San Francisco. Her work explores the politics of intersectionality through time-based actions and social gestures, translated into masterful oil paintings, installations, and videos. Within her work, performance becomes a tool for investigation as strong feminist undercurrents flow together with postcolonial rhetoric illuminating the psychological and physical barriers that define gender, race, and class in Western society.

Fernández’s public project, Borrando la Frontera (Erasing the Border), received critical acclaim and was recommissioned across various locations along the US-Mexican border.

Kenneth Rainin Foundation is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing quality of life by championing and sustaining the arts, promoting early childhood literacy and supporting research to cure chronic disease. Collaboration and innovation are at the heart of all its programs. Its vision is guided by the belief that change is possible through inquiry, creativity, and compassion.

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