Awilda Rodríguez Lora is a queer performing artist, choreographer, and cultural entrepreneur. Using movement, sound, and video, she explores and challenges the concepts of woman, sexuality, and self-determination in her work. Born in Mexico, raised in Puerto Rico, and working in-between North and South America and the Caribbean, Rodríguez Lora's work promotes progressive dialogues regarding hemispheric colonial legacies, and the unstable categories of race, gender, class, and sexuality. During her time as an artist, Rodríguez Lora has been an invited guest artist to places such as the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD), the Art Institute of Chicago, and Columbia College Dance Center, while her solo work has been recently featured at including DEFORMES Performance Biennale (Chile), Posta Sur Performance Encounter (Chile), Independence Dom (Dominican Republic) and the Miami International Performance Art Festival (USA).
Rodríguez Lora is currently a host at La Rosario in Santurce, where she is creating, researching, and producing her life project, La Mujer Maravilla, while developing new strategies for the sustainability of live arts in Puerto Rico. After more than ten years of work as a fully independent artist, she is committed to further studying how artistic economies can be harnessed to support alternative forms of life rooted in communality, creativity, and social justice.
Awilda Rodríguez Lora will be visiting campus in March for her events. Please check back soon for more information!
This event is hosted by the Wexner Center for the Arts, co-sponsored by Latina/o Studies and the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.