Event - NYC: Signs & Symbols of Identity

NYC: Signs & Symbols of Identity

02.03.22, 3:00 pm

In this NNY Interdisciplinary Workshop Series, participants will explore their own neighborhoods and public greenspaces with the aim of looking for aspects of their own identities reflected in the urban landscape around them. Using different mediums, we will create a rich visual tapestry of what our New New Yorkers see and resonate within our city. We will focus on collaborative and dialogue-driven projects in mediums like photography, drawing, and book arts. The projects will culminate in a series displayed at the museum.


The materials we will use will be easily accessible and readily available at home, except for a digital camera (or camera phone). No experience is necessary to participate in this workshop, it will be fun, and we will learn about conceptual art while exploring our city!


Educator: Cristina Ferrigno is a Colombian-born; Brooklyn-raised artist currently based in Queens. With a BFA from MICA in 2009, she is now pursuing her MFA with a focus on Social Practice Art at Queens College and is part of the inaugural SPCUNY cohort. Her work tackles her personal and philosophical questions of identity, exploring the feelings of loss and cultural “in-between-ness” as a transnational adoptee. She uses photographic processes, archive building, and community engagement to create combined media works and long-term interdisciplinary projects. Her work has been featured in public programs and exhibitions at the Queens Museum, Field Projects, La Bodega Gallery, New Women’s Space and AS220.


Dates February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, March 3rd, 10th. Time: 6:00 – 8:00PM.


Platform: Zoom.


This course is free, but registration is required. Please email: ggaraycochea@queensmuseum.org with your name and the title of the workshop.