Silvi Naçi with Jimena Bermejo | June 22, 2017 Print

Jimena Bermejo, Mojada, 2008
Jimena Bermejo, Mojada, 2008

STAND UP: Women* You Should Know
Salon conversation hosted by Silvi Naçi with Jimena Bermejo

Thursday, June 22, 2017 | 6:30–8 pm
Mills Gallery at the BCA South End Campus
Free and Open to the Public

STAND UP: Women* You Should Know is Silvi Naçi’s interview and lecture series program where women* of various marginalized cultures come together to share conversations about artistic processes, education, community, and contemporary art practices.

We conclude the third season of Gertrude’s Artists Salon with Silvi Naçi in conversation with Jimena Bermejo. We will be exploring the interdependent themes of belonging, immigration, borders and human relationships in regards to dance and performance art. With a background in dance and theater, Bermejo’s practice centers on creating intimate relationships with audience members by inviting them to be more physically engaged in her work.

“My artistic practice includes deep conversations on identity, race, power, boundaries and human physicality and behavior. Memories and music inspire my work. The movement is developed from a foundation of broad ideas leading to accepting and exploring themes and intersections.”—Bermejo

Jimena Bermejo is a multidisciplinary artist focusing on movement and performance. She sees her body as a tool to create a dynamic and intimate relationship with an audience. She elicits a combination of physical and emotional engagement in pieces woven from memories, music, social issues and human relationships. Recently, Jimena has shown her work at Le Lieu in Quebec, 808 Gallery in Boston, Mobius Gallery, Green Street Studios and The Dance Complex in Cambridge. She has also shown at the ArtBeat and SomDance Festivals in Somerville. Jimena is currently a member of Mobius Artists Group and Caitlin Corbett Dance She holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Studio for Interrelated Media and a BFA in Dance from The Boston Conservatory and currently, she is faculty at Berklee College of Music, The College of The Holy Cross in Worcester, Boston Arts Academy and The Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

To learn more about Jimena’s work, please visit: www.jimenabermejo.com

About Silvi Naçi
Naçi’s work investigates identity, family dynamics, cultural identity, sex, class and the consequences of patriarchal power. Naçi, who was born and raised in Albania (a former communist country), engages in the dialectic between the aesthetically beautiful and historical genealogy as well as identity and socio-political structures. Her work is deeply rooted in feminist ideas, family structures and historical and contemporary social constructs. Naçi works with performance, photography, video, drawing and found historical imagery.

Women*: We welcome anyone who identifies as cisgender, genderqueer, trans women, femmes, & non-binary people.