TiTi BaccaratMay 10 – July 12, 2019
I don’t do politics, but I do practice art. My artistic creation is both poetic and social. I create because I dream. I believe things move only if we dream. But it is not just works of art that create change; change is created by the reflections, questions, and emotions that art arouses. Dedicated to justice in a hostile political context, I was forced to flee my country, Gabon, with only the wealth of my artistic ability. I live in Portland, since February 2015, and I’m working through my African identity and my experiences as an immigrant in the United States: My pain, fear, uncertainty, and my hope for my future here.