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Made in Colombia: An Installation by Cecilia Moreno-Yaghoubi.
From Jul 8 through Aug 8, 2011.

In celebration of Colombian Independence Day, Cecilia Moreno-Yaghoubi unveils Made in Colombia, a thought-provoking installation that explores the immigrant experience of self-discovery through displacement.

Giving new purpose to found objects, the mixed media artist has culled discarded dolls, shoes, clothing and other things that will be suspended in ArtCenter/South Florida’s 2nd Floor Vitrine Windows, creating a layered effect of floating, tactile memories.

“When I moved to the United States in my early adulthood, I felt rushed to assimilate and lose my accent,” said Moreno-Yaghoubi. When questioned about her nationality: “A lady asked me where I was from and when I said Colombia, her face turned sour, ‘you mean the cocaine country’?”

Finding her own voice beyond the melting pot that is the United States or the blanket labels attributed to Colombia, Cecilia began using found objects in her artwork as a visual metaphor, one that reclaims identity and restores integrity. In juxtaposing one vintage item with another, some of pieces have been touched-up and been made to look new again, further sharing possibilities of transformation.

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