Lizania Cruz

Artadia Awardee

Lizania Cruz (she/her) is a Dominican participatory artist, and designer interested in how migration affects ways of being & belonging. Cruz has been part of multiple artist-in-residence and fellowships. Some notable ones are the Laundromat Project Create Change (2017-2019), IdeasCity:New Museum (2019), Robert Blackburn Workshop Studio Immersion Project (SIP) (2019), BRIClab: Contemporary Art (2020-2021), Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, Visual Arts (2021-2022), and International Studio & Curatorial Program, ISCP (2022).

Cruz’s practice uses audience participation to investigate notions of being & belonging within the public sphere. The result of this takes the form of objects such as books, zines, installations, happenings, video, and photography. Through research, oral history, and active participants, the projects she develops aim to highlight pluralistic narratives about migration and race.