In Entre sistemas invisibles, Bogotá-born, Memphis-based artist and SCAD graduate Johana Moscoso (M.F.A., sculpture, 2009) presents a new body of work that unravels hidden systems in our daily lives. Join Moscoso and SCAD MOA assistant curator Brittany Richmond in the gallery for a conversation on the artist’s use of the traditional Mola technique in textile works that map her family’s migratory journeys through ancestral knowledge integral to her personal and cultural histories.
About the artist
Johana Moscoso (b. 1981, Bogotá, Colombia) earned an M.F.A. in sculpture (2009) from SCAD and a B.F.A. from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá. Moscoso’s experiences as a Latine woman, as a Colombian who grew up during a time of political unrest and guerilla war from the 1980s to the 2000s, and as an immigrant to the U.S. who has lived and worked in the country for the past 14 years mold her practice as an artist. Moscoso explores gender roles, identity, and migration through movement and labor across various mediums, conjuring the feminine presence and celebrating cross-cultural experience in dynamic, large-scale installations that include textiles, sculpture, and performances that activate the physical environments. Moscoso has presented solo exhibitions throughout the Midwest and in Atlanta, Boston, and Bogotá. She participated in a residency at the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisc., and the BOLT residency in Chicago, among others. She is the recipient of the Individual Artist Program Grant from the city of Chicago. Moscoso currently lives and works in Memphis, Tenn.