Edra Soto: Destination/El Destino

Opening: Saturday, Apr 22, 2023 1 – 5 pm
Saturday, Apr 22 – Aug 6, 2023

5020 S. Cornell
Chicago, IL 60615

Destination/El Destino: a decade of GRAFT is the largest exhibition to date of the prolific Puerto Rican artist, educator, and community organizer Edra Soto. Rooted in themes of cultural hybridity, the exhibition addresses the unsung influence of Afro-diasporic cultures on Puerto Rico’s decorative architecture. A highlight of the exhibition is a new, large-scale commission of the artist’s GRAFT series with porous sculptures, documentary photographs, drawings, and games that activate the Art Center’s indoor/outdoor main gallery. The culmination project of a year-long residency of Soto at the Art Center, Destination/El Destino: a decade of GRAFT paves way for new understandings, dialogue, and communal healing.