Virtual Studio Visit: Nereida Patricia


This is a virtual event on Instagram Live. To join, tune into the MCA’s Instagram page at 1 pm CT.

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Nereida Patricia, Ms. Colombia, 2019 Glass beads, glass dust, glitter acrylic, paper clay, and wood 48 × 48 × 2 in
Courtesy of the artist and Prairie
Nereida Patricia
Image courtesy of the artist


Artist Nereida Patricia speaks with Daniela Loza, first-year member of the MCA’s Teen Creative Agency, about her work on view in The Long Dream exhibition, trans myth-making, performance, and world building. Read the wall label Daniela wrote about Nereida's piece, Ms. Colombia, as a part of The Long Dream Label Writing project.

This virtual studio visit was organized as part of an ongoing collaboration between the Teen Creative Agency and A Long Walk Home.

About the Artist

Nereida Patricia (b. 1996, New York) is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in Chicago. Patricia’s practice spans sculpture, text, and performance, and explores themes of history, trans poetics, and identity. Her work draws from postcolonial and feminist theory, Peruvian symbolism, as well as autobiographical fragments, to build new mythologies around the transformation of the human body. She holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute Chicago and has also studied at The New School. Her work has been exhibited at venues including Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; Roots and Culture, Chicago; Prairie Gallery, Chicago; Annka Kultys Gallery, London; the Museum of the Moving Image, New York City; The Knockdown Center, New York City; and POWERPLNT, New York City, among others.

Daniela Loza is a fat, Latina, Chicago-based artist who works in a variety of mediums including papier-mâché, ceramics, watercolor, and crayon but mostly does illustrative work. Loza explores personal sexuality, gender, and imagination in a world of the artist's own where Loza will continue to explore and allow the artist's mind to rest. Follow Daniela @lilcupofmilk on Instagram.