FEATURED ARTIST: ALEJANDRA HIGUERA
Artwork: "A Moment to Heal"
Alejandra Higuera is a multidisciplinary, visual storyteller working in video, animation, projection, and illustration. Her work focuses on themes of migration, feminism, memory, grief, and ritual by centering the intricate stories of immigrant, queer, and BIPOC resilience and exploring how healing leads us to re-imaging ourselves. She is committed to creating spaces for dialogue about the complexities of our experiences and that celebrate our differences.
As a Latinx artist, Alejandra supports our ever-changing identities, resisting homogenization through a decolonizing lens.
The artwork Alejandra Higuera has contributed to this collection is called A Moment to Heal.
FEATURED ARTIST: FIYA BRUXA
Artwork: "Vuelo y Canto"
Fiya Bruxa's visual stories are often expressed through canvas, mural, graffiti and installation. Her work has been exhibited in select galleries, and one can find her large-scale murals in the streets of Toronto, Montreal, New York, Sweden, UK, Senegal, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia. In 2015, she painted the largest collective mural in Canada with her Essencia Art Collective, located in Toronto.
The artwork Fiya Bruxa has contributed to this collection is called Vuelo y Canto.
FEATURED ARTIST: CHIEF LADY BIRD
Chief Lady Bird is a Chippewa and Potawatomi artist from Rama First Nation and Moosedeer Point First Nation, who is currently based in Rama. Her art practice is continuously shapeshifting, and is always heavily influenced by her passion for empowering and uplifting Indigenous folks through the subversion of colonial narratives.
The artwork Chief Lady Bird has contributed to this collection is called Naandwi’aan.
FEATURED ARTIST: PLANTA MUISCA
Artwork: "Jungle Love"
"My artistic work is the result of my experiences living and working in various parts of Latin America. The rich and vibrant cultures of the places I’ve visited have been my main inspiration to create and share my artistic vision with others. As a Canadian-Colombian artist is empowering for me to paint around the themes of culture, nature and identity enriching Canadian multiculturalism. Most of my murals are found in Canada and Colombia, my wish is to continue painting across Canada and the world."
The artwork Planta Muisca has contributed to this collection is called Jungle Love.