Congratulations to Alejandra Cuadra Sanchez ’20 for recent exhibits of Passages de Pertenecer
(Passages of Belonging) at the Boston Sculptors Gallery and Cape Cod Museum of Art.
Passages de Pertenecer asks what it means to be from somewhere while also challenging the viewer to ask what we collectively owe to the world on which we live.
“How do I redefine a way of belonging in between two places?” asks Sanchez. “It goes back to honoring where I come from and where I’ve been and where I’ll be going — the places and the people and all the memories along the way.”
Born in Peru and raised in Cape Cod, Sanchez is intimately familiar with feeling neither here nor there. Citing the recently passed Black American activist, feminist, and author bell hooks as an inspiration, Sanchez uses the language of her craft to help reconnect to her roots in Peru and discover an unknown home as she dwells in a space with barriers to belonging.
Passages de Pertenecer is currently on view in the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s TERRA FORM: Cape Cod Potters Exhibition until March 3, 2022. An opening reception and gallery talk will take place on Thursday, January 6 at 4pm.