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press release

April 4–September 2, 2024

Firelei Báez

This is the first US museum survey dedicated to the richly layered work of Firelei Báez. The exhibition will feature approximately 40 works—paintings, immersive installations, and works on paper spanning nearly two decades of the artist’s practice—and showcase Báez’s profoundly moving body of work, which explores the complicated and often incomplete historical narratives that surround the Atlantic basin. The exhibition will travel across North America to the Vancouver Art Gallery and Des Moines Art Center, and is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue co-published by the ICA and DelMonico Books. Organized by Eva Respini, Deputy Director and Director of Curatorial Programs, Vancouver Art Gallery (former Barbara Lee Chief Curator, ICA/Boston), with Tessa Bachi Haas, Curatorial Assistant, ICA/Boston.