Dos Mundos: (Re)constructing Narratives

En Foco Announces Traveling Exhibition Dos Mundos: (Re)constructing Narratives at SUNY

August 9, 2019 – En Foco is proud to announce Dos Mundos: (Re)constructing Narratives, a traveling photography exhibition of 12 artists of color –all recipients of En Foco’s Photography Fellowships between 2016-2019.

From the Spanish translation meaning “two worlds,” Dos Mundos: (Re)constructing Narratives is inspired by the 1973 En Foco exhibition of the same name, which showcased work by Puerto Rican photographers committed to examining the shifting narratives and challenges of Latinos both in the El Barrio neighborhood of NYC and in Puerto Rico. Forty seven years later, Dos Mundos: (Re)constructing Narratives will explore the contemporary duality of traditions and culture in immigrant and ethnic communities, revisiting the challenges of systemic exclusion from the mainstream that artists of color faced then and continue to face today. The selected works will share the artists’ personal histories and explore similar issues of struggle, displacement, migration and representation through photography.

Dos Mundos: RN is organized by independent curators Juanita Lanzo, formerly of the Longwood Arts Project and Stephanie Lindquist, formerly of BronxArtSpace. Selected works from En Foco Fellows include Aaron Turner (2019), Damarys Alverez (2018), Yu-Chen Chiu (2018), Daesha Devon Harris (2017), Cinthya Santos Briones (2017), and Erika Morillo (2017), Anthony Hamboussi (2016), Tau Battice (2018), Roger Richardson (2019), Laylah Amattullah Barrayn (2018), Danny Ramon Peralta (2016), and Antonio Pulgarin (2018).

Erika Morillo, Dandelion Dreams, 2016,

The traveling exhibition will launch at SUNY New Paltz at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in 2020, then travel to three additional art venues within the State University of New York system: Fredonia, Binghamton, and Stony Brook, with other sites to be determined. Dos Mundos is representative of the changing demographics of SUNY and its appropriateness as an educational and cultural experience for the college communities is a timely one. Each site will have unique public programs that delve deeper into the issues and history of Dos Mundos consisting of artist talks, exhibition tours, and a short film presentation of the history of this historic exhibition.

Meet the Curators
Juanita Lanzo
Juanita Lanzo has worked in the Bronx for over 20 years as a visual artist, arts administrator, curator, archivist, and art adviser. Her curatorial projects focus on emerging artists of color, the LGBTQ community, women, race, immigration and popular culture in a wide array of media, which she supplements with the addition of by public programs and professional development and advocacy/career sustainable practices for visual artists.

Stephanie A. Lindquist
Stephanie A. Lindquist is an artist, curator and former Director of BronxArtSpace. As an arts administrator she advocates for often overlooked artists from the Bronx and communities of color across gender and sexual expressions, namely through BAS’s residency program and open call for local curators.

Confirmed Exhibition Locations
● Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz (Aug 26-Dec 13, 2020)
● SUNY Fredonia (Jan 19-Feb 28, 2021)
● SUNY Binghamton (March-May 2021)
● SUNY Stony Brook (July-Oct 2021)
● The exhibition is expected to travel to other SUNY venues in 2022.

Contact: Kimberly Rose & Bill Aguado

Anthony Hamboussi, Zahraa Al Maadi, Cairo Governate, Cairo Ring Road series 2014.