Brooklyn, New York
Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, Felipe Baeza incorporates painting and printmaking to examine how memory, migration, and displacement work to create a state of hybridity and fugitivity. Baeza’s art practice aims to imagine structures and possibilities for the self-emancipation of the fugitive body that lives in and is persistently subjected to hostile conditions. Recent exhibitions include FELIPE BAEZA, Maureen Paley, United Kingdom; 4 Artists, Fredericks & Freiser, New York; Demolition WoManhood, Skibum MacArthur, Los Angeles; and No Longer Yours, The Mistake Room/Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City. Baeza’s residencies include the Lower East Side Printshop, Anderson Ranch, and a forthcoming year-long residency at NXTHVN. He is the 2017 recipient of the The Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Traveling Fellowship and The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation Fellowship. Baeza received a BFA from The Cooper Union and an MFA from the Yale School of Art. He currently lives and works between New Haven, CT, and New York, NY.
Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2018
My work utilizes art as a tool to create political spaces. I reconstruct new imaginaries of neither here nor there, allowing the fugitive body to make use of imagination for liberation, to transcend circumstances.”