June 07, 2023

José Ignacio, Uruguay

Ama Amoedo


Lizania Cruz

Lizania Cruz (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1983) is a Dominican participatory artist and designer interested in how migration affects ways of being & belonging. Through research, oral history, and audience participation, she creates projects that highlight a pluralistic narrative on migration. Cruz has been an artist-in-residence and fellow at the Laundromat Project Create Change (2017–2019), Agora Collective Berlin (2018), Design Trust for Public Space (2018), Recess Session (2019), IdeasCity:New Museum (2019), Stoneleaf Retreat (2019), Robert Blackburn Workshop Studio Immersion Project (2019), A.I.R. Gallery (2020–2021), BRIClab: Contemporary Art (2020–2021), Center for Books Arts (2020–2021), and Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, Visual Arts (2021–2022). Her work has been exhibited at the Arlington Arts Center, BronxArtSpace, Project for Empty Space, ArtCenter South Florida, Jenkins Johnson Project Space, The August Wilson Center, Sharjah’s First Design Biennale, Untitled, and Art Miami, among others. Most recently she is part of ESTAMOS BIEN: LA TRIENAL 20/21 at el Museo del Barrio. Her artworks and installations have been featured in Hyperallergic, Fuse News, KQED arts, Dazed, Garage, and The New York Times. Lives and works in New York, United States.

  • Lizania Cruz. Looking for witnesses! R.D., 2020.
    Public intervention. Rise sack, acrylic paint. 40 in x 46 in.
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  • Lizania Cruz. Obituarios del Sueño Americano, 2020–21.
    Installation. Variable dimensions.
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  • Lizania Cruz. Obituaries of the American Dream, 2020–21.
    Newspaper, 11.25 in x 12.5 in.
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  • Lizania Cruz. We the News, 2018.
    Happening. Installation view at Untitled Art Fair, Miami Beach, 2018.