NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayon (1967–1999)

Opening: Friday, Feb 28, 2020 5 – 8 pm
Friday, Feb 28 – May 24, 2020

78 E. Washington
Chicago, IL 60602

Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North

This landmark retrospective is the first in the U.S. dedicated to the work of Belkis Ayón, the late Cuban visual artist and printmaker who mined the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society of Abukuá to create an independent and powerful visual iconography. The exhibition’s 47 prints encompass a wide range of the artist’s graphic production including her signature calligraphy technique, a printing process combining materials of various textures and absorbencies.

Curated by Cristina Vives and organized by the Belkis Ayón Estate, Havana, Cuba, with the Chicago Cultural Center. Exhibition tour management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California.

  • Friday, February 28, 5–8 p.m.

          Opening Event

  • February 29, Noon–1 p.m.
    Curator Tour with Cristina Vives and Artist Jacqueline Maggi

 

Image: Belkis Ayón, Vamos (Let's Go), 1963, Collograph