They Stand Tall, 2020
Maine College of Art
Alejandra Cuadra is a persistent and sensitive Human, Maker, Dreamer, and Believer. Her roots are grounded in her homeland, Peru and the United States where she currently dwells. Within her studio and social practices she seeks ways of creating space where there is a meditation with human connectivity and experiences through the reclaiming of physical, mental, and spiritual freedoms and spaces.
Alejandra threads components immigration, displacement, belonging, culture, rituals, traditions, and memories. Being transplanted from her homeland she seeks to never forget where she came from while reclaiming her bellowing within the places she dwells. She processes the world through the rituals of making that can involve installations, fabrication, video, re-appropriated objects, sound, intuition and a desire for freedom.Through creativity she has gained hope, a place of belonging and a voice. She seeks ways to discover connectivity and empathy that can transcend walls and barriers through creativity, communication, collaboration, and community.