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The Artist Speaks: Cara Romero


April 27
October 20

Explore historical and contemporary narratives of identity and heritage. Cara Romero is an enrolled citizen of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe raised between the contrasting settings of the reservation in the Mojave Desert, California, and the urban sprawl of Houston, Texas. This background informs her visceral approach to representing cultural memory, collective history, and lived experience from a female Native American perspective. By staging theatrical compositions infused with dramatic color, she takes on the role of storyteller, using contemporary photographic techniques to depict the modernity of Indigenous culture, illuminating Native worldviews alluding to the supernatural in everyday life.

April 27 – October 20, 2024

This exhibition is at MOPA@SDMA, a pay-what-you wish museum open Thursdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. in Balboa Park inside the Casa de Balboa building across from the Lily Pond.