Firelei Báez

Dominican, b. 1981

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Firelei Báez

Dominican, b. 1981

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New York-based artist Firelei Báez investigates issues of identity construction in her paintings, collages, and drawings. Whether geographical or cultural, selfhood for Báez is malleable, and she uses art to articulate a complex formulation of her Caribbean background. Báez’s visually striking work serves as a defense against culturally predetermined ethnic stereotypes and an attempt to unite communities dispersed across the globe. The artist uses humor and the imagination to create alternate environments in which cultures, disparate or alike, can commune.

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Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
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The Studio Museum in Harlem, and 1 more
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Biography

New York-based artist Firelei Báez investigates issues of identity construction in her paintings, collages, and drawings. Whether geographical or cultural, selfhood for Báez is malleable, and she uses art to articulate a complex formulation of her Caribbean background. Báez’s visually striking work serves as a defense against culturally predetermined ethnic stereotypes and an attempt to unite communities dispersed across the globe. The artist uses humor and the imagination to create alternate environments in which cultures, disparate or alike, can commune.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Studio Museum in Harlem, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Berlin Biennale, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Firelei Báez
10 In-Demand Works on Artsy This Week
Jun 15th, 2020
10 In-Demand Works on Artsy This Week
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Mar 9th, 2020
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The Artsy Vanguard 2019: 50 Artists to Know Right Now
Sep 16th, 2019
The Artsy Vanguard 2019: 50 Artists to Know Right Now
Firelei Báez’s Intoxicating Installation Is a Feminist Ode to the African Diaspora
May 3rd, 2019
Firelei Báez’s Intoxicating Installation Is a Feminist Ode to the African Diaspora
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