Fidencio Fifield-Perez

Fidencio Fifield-Perez was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, but raised in the U.S. after his family migrated. His current work examines the debate over borders, edges, and the people who must traverse them. In his work, Fifield-Perez manipulates paper surfaces and maps to refer to the crafts and customs used to celebrate festivals and mourn the dead, which he learned as a child in Oaxaca. For Fifield-Perez, these techniques are a way to reconnect with a time and place no longer present. Fifield-Perez received his MA & MFA from The University of Iowa (2015). He is the recipient of the Galveston Artist Residency from (2016 to 2017), ACRE (2015 and 2018), Ox-Bow Faculty Residency (2019) and The Studios at MASS MoCA (2019). Selected awards include the Alice C. Cole Fellowship Nominee (2017); Hyde Park Art Center: The Center Program (2016), Philip G. Hubbard Human Rights Award (2015); and the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, Fund for the Arts: Artist/Ensemble Grant in (2014). Notable group exhibitions include Somewheres & Nowheres: New Prints 2014 at the International Print Center New York; Fresh Prints: The Nineties to Now at the Cleveland Museum of Art (2015); DUMA Biennial (2017); Fronteras/Frontiers at the Beach Museum of Art (2017/2018); and Stateless: Views On Global Migration at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (2019).