Creative Counterparts Speaker Series
Scherazade Garcia is an Interdisciplinary visual artist born in the Dominican Republic and based in New York. In her work, Garcia addresses contemporary allegories of history and processes of colonization and politics, which frequently evoke memories of faraway home and the hopes and dreams that accompany planting roots in a new land.
Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of the essay collection Sidewalks; the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth; and, most recently, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions. She is the winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and an American Book Award, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She is a Writer in Residence at Bard College and lives in New York City.