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Margarita Lila Rosa

Margarita Lila Rosa is a historian and Lecturer in Comparative Literature at Stanford University.

Frida Orupabo: Closed Up Like a Fist

Frida Orupabo’s solo show at Nicola Vassell Gallery, Closed Up Like a Fist, is a visual encounter with the hauntings of the Black Atlantic archive. Drawing from a rich tradition of literary and visual archives that have aimed to salvage Black femmes from fossilized narratives, Orupabo’s exhibition reads as a cartography of Black femme precarity, delicately pinned up by the resolve to survive.

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The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2022

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