Virtual Studio Visit: Nereida Patricia


This is a virtual event on Instagram Live. To join, tune into the MCA’s Instagram page at 1 pm CT.

About the Artist

Nereida Patricia (b. 1996, New York) is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in Chicago. Patricia’s practice spans sculpture, text, and performance, and explores themes of history, trans poetics, and identity. Her work draws from postcolonial and feminist theory, Peruvian symbolism, as well as autobiographical fragments, to build new mythologies around the transformation of the human body. She holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute Chicago and has also studied at The New School. Her work has been exhibited at venues including Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; Roots and Culture, Chicago; Prairie Gallery, Chicago; Annka Kultys Gallery, London; the Museum of the Moving Image, New York City; The Knockdown Center, New York City; and POWERPLNT, New York City, among others.

Daniela Loza is a fat, Latina, Chicago-based artist who works in a variety of mediums including papier-mâché, ceramics, watercolor, and crayon but mostly does illustrative work. Loza explores personal sexuality, gender, and imagination in a world of the artist’s own where Loza will continue to explore and allow the artist’s mind to rest. Follow Daniela @lilcupofmilk on Instagram.

Teen Creative Agency

Members of the Teen Creative Agency 2019-2020

The Teen Creative Agency (TCA) is the MCA’s cultural leadership program for Chicago teens (14-19 years old) who come together from all over the city and use contemporary art and the museum to create, dream, envision, and transform around issues that are important to them.