Fundación Tropicalia and Casa Quien present "GLORIA". Co-curated by Amy Hussein and Raúl Miyar.
"Gloria" recontextualizes pre-existing works with the aim of interweaving narratives and experiences faced by Dominican women, from the perspective of a group of talented women artists: Julianny Ariza, Belkis Ramirez, Yael Duval & Jenny A. Polanco, Raquel Paiewonsky, Gina Goico, Joiri Minaya, Quisqueya Henriquez, Natalia Ortega Gamez, Karla Read and Leslie Jimenez.
8 years ago Tropicalia began its commitment to the community of Miches through its camp "Soy niña, soy importante" (I'm a girl, I'm important). This collaboration seeks to make the community itself "the protagonist of its change and leader of its own progress" to achieve sustainable socio-economic development.
In a country that occupies the 5th. place in Latin America with the highest rate of teen pregnancy, initiatives like this are powerful tools for social change and for breaking the cycle of poverty (Teen pregnancy is the leading cause of generational poverty).
"GLORIA" is an attempt to generate visibility and shed a light on the importance of the work done on the initiative of the Foundation with a view to improving conditions of hundreds of girls from an environment where lack of education, violence and pregnancy cause thousands of teens to see their projects truncated for life.
SNSI tells us that change begins with a girl. Casa Quien and the participating artists of "GLORIA" join the Tropicalia Foundation and "Soy niña, soy importante" in their beautiful effort to improve the living conditions of our girls.