Memphis, TN | Sculpture, Mixed Media, Installation
Johana Moscoso is a Latine artist originally from Bogotá, Colombia. She lives and works in Memphis, TN. Her Oeuvre explores co-narratives of South American and North American cultures. She incorporates a variety of mediums such as performance, fiber, sculpture and video, into installations that express her interest in gender roles, culture, and migration.
Moscoso has received grants such as The ArtsAccelerator Grant 2020 from ArtsMemphis, 2019 grant from The Puffin Foundation LTD (NJ), the Emergency Grant (NY) for her recent solo show Machera Floors in 2019 in the Clough-Hanson Gallery in the Rhodes College (TN), and the 2016 Individual Artist Program Grant of the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (IL). She has attended the following residencies: Arts/Industry Artist in Residence in Kohler factory in 2017 (WI), 2016 BOLT Residency at the Chicago Artist Coalition in Chicago (IL), and the ACRE Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions in 2015 (WI).
Her work was in SILOS an exhibition curated by Dr. Jeffreen M. Hayes, has traveled throughout the USA. Moscoso has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in countries such as Colombia, Japan, and Serbia.
Johana Moscoso is a Colombian-American artist currently living and working in Memphis, Tennessee. She explores co-narratives of South American and North American cultures, incorporating a variety of mediums into installations that express her interest in gender roles, culture, and migration.
In her fiber work, she utilizes stitch and embroidery to create tapestries that reference the migratory journeys of her family. These tapestries become abstract maps made that trace the time, labor, and nostalgia of these journeys.
In her performance work, she strives to evoke intimate feelings that cannot be described in words but are better expressed through movement. By using traditional Latino dance in her performances Moscoso questions gender roles in Hispanic culture. Engaging these fragile human states is the pivotal endeavor of her performance work.
Ultimately, her application of fiber, textiles and performance with physical environments has enabled her to create performative installations that empower the feminine presence and celebrate culture and migration.