Lizania Cruz (she/her) is a Dominican participatory artist and designer interested in how migration affects ways of being & belonging. Through research, oral history, and audience engagement, she creates projects that expand and share pluralistic narratives on migration. Cruz received the 2023 New York City Artadia Award and her newest project was commissioned by The Shed for Open Call 2023. In 2021, Cruz was part of ESTAMOS BIEN: LA TRIENAL 20/21 at el Museo del Barrio, the first national survey of Latinx artists by the institution. Most recently, she was part of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone at the Aldrich Museum. She has presented solo shows at A.I.R. Gallery, CUE Art Foundation, International Studio & Curatorial Program, ISCP, Alma Lewis and Proxyco Gallery. Her work has been exhibited at Sharjah’s First Design Biennale, Untitled, Art Miami Beach, The Highline, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and more.

Cruz has participated in residencies such as International Studio & Curatorial Program, ISCP (2022), Planet Texas 2050 Artist Resident — University of Texas (2022), Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, Visual Arts (2021-2022), Artists Circle on Climate Displacement Fellowship, Institute of Othering and Belonging, Berkeley University (2021), Center for Book Arts (2020-2021), BRIClab: Contemporary Art (2020-2021), A.I.R. Gallery (2020-2021), Robert Blackburn Workshop Studio Immersion Project (SIP) (2019), Stoneleaf Retreat (2019), IdeasCity: New Museum (2019), Recess Session (2019), Laundromat Project Create Change (2017-2019), Design Trust for Public Space (2018) and Agora Collective Berlin (2018).  Her work has been featured in Hyperallergic, Fuse News, KQED arts, Dazed Magazine, Garage Magazine and the New York Times.

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Photo by Manolo Salas
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