Workshop: ReMember: Collage with Kai Margarida-Ramírez 

La Danza de Nuestro Mestizaje Cropped

Sunday, October 14
516 ARTS, 516 Central Ave. SW
Fee: $60 / $50 members  
Register: 505-242-1445,

This hands-on artmaking workshop utilizes the medium of collage to help us connect to our families, histories and ancestral homes. Family and home are the building blocks to our identities, how we first develop a sense of self, but we as individuals are the products of many overlapping influences. How can we use collage to create an image reflecting that? Alternatively, how can we use collage to connect to a family one has never met or a homeland one has never visited? How can we collage to connect with what is not familiar to us? Where do we stand within our family histories? Participants are encouraged to bring in photocopies of photos, maps, drawings, sheet music, poetry, buttons and other ephemera.

Kai by Jesse Sara 2Kai Margarida-Ramírez works primarily in cut paper, collage, drawing and embroidery. She received her MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design in 2014 and is based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work is in the permanent collection of the National Hispanic Cultural Center in New Mexico. Her latest body of work was exhibited in the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Papel! Pico, Rico y Chico and in Latino/a Imaginary: Intersection of Word and Image at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque. Her artist residencies include Emerging Indigenous Voices: A New Generation of Artists in San Francisco and Artist Fellow at the de Young Museum, in partnership with the Galería de la Raza, for Paper and Blade: Storytelling Under the Knife. Other recent exhibitions include Before at The Kitchen in New York, I'll Show You Mine: Contemporary Artists Explore Family Portraiture at the Palo Alto Art Center, Borderlands at the University of South Dakota Art Gallery, Art Not Without____ at Amos Eno Gallery in Brooklyn, and Radiant Geometries at Skylight Gallery in New York. 

Kai Margarida-Ramírez is a Brooklyn-based artist who grew up in Albuquerque and was born in Puerto Rico. She works primarily in cut paper, drawing and embroidery. 








Images: Kai Margarida-Ramírez , La Danza de Nuestro Mestizaje; Photo of Kai Margarida-Ramírez by Jesse Sara