All Put Together: Solo Exhibition by Helina Metaferia
All Put Together by Helina Metaferia is a multifaceted presentation pulled from the artist's interdisciplinary practice to emphasize narratives centered on social engagement. Her process, rooted in the archives and history of activism in the United States, is simultaneously focused on contemporary BIPOC women, all of whom are directly involved with the artist through performance-as-protest workshops. Her work brings to the forefront untold, or unheralded, stories. Using a diverse range of media, including collage, video, sculpture, installation, and performance, All Put Together reminds us that progress, or the labor in pushing for progress, is never linear. It is power, it is vulnerability. It is failure, and it is success. Where we are today is the culmination of this work, and through Metaferia’s meticulously rendered collage portraits, or through her sensory-filled performances, we are made aware of the presence of the bodies who have spoken out, marched, and held signs in protest. Metaferia’s exhibitions takes place concurrently with a second solo exhibition, titled Generations, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
→Helina Metaferia's monograph, "Generations"
Curatorial Lead: Yutong Shi
Making a Big Investment? Fairchain Is the Art World’s Prenup.Sophie Lee, Cultured Magazine, January 20, 2023
Our Favorite Moments of 2022BAR Editorial Team, Boston Art Review, December 30, 2022
In ‘Helina Metaferia: All Put Together,’ Headdresses Reflect Women’s PowerVeronica Esposito, KQED, July 25, 2022
Praise Shadows Announces Two Institutional Acquisitions for Works by Helina MetafeiraMelissa Hunter Davis, Sugarcane Magazine, July 11, 2022