64 x 60 inches
Cardboard, paper towels, coffee stains
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Dalila Sanabria is an interdisciplinary artist and art educator from central Florida. She works primarily with sculpture, installation, and lens-based media. As a child of immigrants, Sanabria shares dual nationality with Colombia and Chile, and as such, materiality is as significant as her cross-cultural Latina identity. She often utilizes materials such as cardboard, paper, found furniture, and food items as catalysts for exploring notions of displacement. Her family’s deportation from the United States in 2009 dramatically shaped her adolescence, and continues to fuel her inquiries about stability and permanence. Sanabria has received a BFA in Art and BA in Portuguese Studies from Brigham Young University. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, with recent exhibitions at QUAID Gallery in Tampa, FL, the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Project Gallery V in New York City, the Czong Institute of Contemporary Art Museum in South Korea, and the Rio Gallery in Salt Lake City, UT. She has been written about in Art in America, SaltLakeUnderGround Magazine, Terremoto Magazine and Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. She has also received numerous awards and grants that have allowed her to perform projects in locations such as Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Germany. Sanabria is currently an MFA candidate in the Sculpture Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art, slated for graduation in 2023.