A project by UNESCO-MOSTC.I.P.S.HG.C.A.C.S.Mémoire de l’Avenir

Artists and projects
Art map
Around the world
Mémoire de l'avenir
HAS magazine
English
Français
中文
Open call
About us
The project
Founders
Who we are
Get involved
Contact
Artists and projects
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.

Download artist PDF
See projects