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Sonia Báez-Hernández
Between Art and Society

I am an interdisciplinary artist. I was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. My family relocated to Puerto Rico.

My art crosses boundaries moving from abstract anthropomorphic forms in painting and drawings to installations and performance arts to documentary to poetry. My work responds to issues of human rights, police brutality, embodiment (breast cancer), health disparities, biomedicine, medical deportation, climate change and the immigration detention deportation apparatus. I have exhibited at national and international level. My research focuses on health disparities, memories of the body, art and healing, human rights, and gender. I earned my MFA in studio art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a MA in Sociology from UCLA, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Puerto Rico.

My documentary Territories of the Breast was honored with the Spirit Reels Sister of the Diaspora Film Festival, New York.

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Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico
Performance
Poetry
Sculpture
Discrimination
Environment
Human Rights
Migration