Alicia Reyes McNamara

Alicia Reyes McNamara aims to challenge incomplete identities constructed by two dimensional ideas of Latino culture. Her work translates the Mexican American or Chicana identity through her explorations of language as a territory and space to challenge ideas of authenticity within a diaspora. Combining sculpture, painting and video work in the exhibition, Reyes McNamara investigated key texts by Mexican American theorist Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Dominican American writer Junot Díaz, and Cuban American poet Gustavo Pérez Firmat.

Her work was included in the Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition at the Bluecoat and ICA in 2016. Following six months as the South London Gallery’s Graduate-in-Residence in the Outset Artists’ Flat, Alicia Reyes McNamara presented her first solo show in a public institution at the SLG in 2017.

Courtesy of South London Gallery