As a socially engaged, multidisciplinary artist, I produce work at the nexus of contemporary art and activism. My work is rooted in social issues, particularly the intersectionality of my identity as a woman, immigrant, and industrial worker. The driving impulse is the desire to use art as a tool for self-reflection to build understanding among people regardless of their nationality, language, socio-economic status, education and ethnicity.

Recurrent themes include visual expressions of identity, migration, alienation, history, war and believes. I reflect on and analyzes norms and values in contemporary society. I have been focusing on projects that critically view the role of police, acts of racism, poverty, and growing military intervention abroad, a contemporary iteration of Manifest Destiny doctrine. I consider my artistic practice a daily act of resistance.

rosa naday garmendia

creativity / activism / social change

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