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'The Artist Speaks: Cara Romero'

Cara Romero
Cara Romero
Cara Romero
Every week from April 27, 2024 until October 20, 2024.
Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Museum of Photographic Arts at the San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA @ SDMA) in Balboa Park
All Ages
Admission: Pay what you wish

Cara Romero is a member of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, and was raised between the contrasting settings of the reservation in Mojave Desert, California and the urban sprawl of Houston, Texas. Romero’s identity informs her visceral approach to representing cultural memory, collective history, and lived experience from a female Native American perspective.

Romero is focused on researching historical and contemporary narratives of identity and heritage. By staging theatrical compositions infused with dramatic color, she takes on the role of storyteller, using contemporary photographic techniques to depict the modernity of Indigenous culture, illuminating Native worldviews alluding to the supernatural in everyday life.

The exhibition is divided into three sections—Native California, Imagining Indigenous Futures, and Native Woman.

Exhibition: April 27 - Oct. 20, 2024
Hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday - Sunday


Cara Romero Photography on Facebook / Instagram

Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art on Facebook / Instagram

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Museum of Photographic Arts at the San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA @ SDMA) in Balboa Park

1649 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101

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