Opening Thursday, July 16th, from 12PM - 1PM
Community lunch is an ongoing tradition at Mana Contemporary Chicago, where artists convene weekly to catch up, meet new people, and exchange ideas over lunch. Join us in this virtual lunch series where Chicago community director, Sarah Khalid Dhobhany, introduces two members from the Mana Contemporary community in conversation about what they’re doing and creating during this time.
This week, artists Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero and SarahNoa Mark join us for lunch.
Miami-born Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero is a multi-disciplinary artist who studies and uncovers the complexities of Caribbean heritage through ornate installations and captivating performances that create spaces for transformation. Guerrero’s practice centers on the research, rediscovery, and reclamation of the cultural, spiritual, and artistic legacies of the intersection of her queer, AfroCuban, and Puerto-Rican identities.
SaraNoa Mark’s practice stems from a desire to evidence the constant and invisible activity of time, seeking to archive formlessness. Mark’s practice begins with questions and a deep need to navigate mystery through materials. She won a Fulbright art research award in Turkey, is co-director at the 4th Ward Project Space, and her work has been exhibited at Chicago Artists Coalition; Davis & Langdale Company, New York; Goldfinch Gallery, Chicago; and Monaco, St. Louis; among others