Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation

Helina Metaferia

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation
Region: Silver Spring, MD
MacDowell Fellowships: 2018

Helina Metaferia is an interdisciplinary artist, working in the areas of performance, video, and new genres. Her work investigates the role of the body as both subject and object in art, as well as the impacts of transnational identity and cultural hybridity within the African Diaspora. Solo and group exhibitions include venues such as the Museum of African Diaspora (San Francisco, CA), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), Museum of Modern Art (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), CUNY’s Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (New York, NY), and Hamiltonian Gallery (Washington, DC). While at MacDowell, she completed several large scale collages that will be exhibited in her upcoming solo exhibition at Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington, DC, titled "Refiguring the Canon." She also edited video footage from her recent performances at the National Gallery of Art and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, which will also be featured in the exhibition.


New Hampshire

Helina Metaferia worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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