|Title / affiliation||Dr. Harold Adams|
Fidencio Fifield-Perez was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, and raised in the U.S. after his family migrated. His practice critiques the authority given to paper objects over the people they document. Recent works reincarnate discarded maps and envelopes as papel picados and ex-votos, referencing the crafts and customs he learned to celebrate festivals and to mourn the dead in Oaxaca. These techniques ground Fifield-Perez in experiences that preceded and came after the defining moment of crossing the border.
Fifield-Perez received his BFA from Memphis College of Art and an MA & MFA from The University of Iowa. He has exhibited at multiple institutions including The Cleveland Museum of Art, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, and International Print Center New York. He has completed artist residencies at The Studios at MASS MoCA, Ox-Bow, ACRE, Crosstown Arts, and the Galveston Artist Residency, among others. He has been awarded The Eliza Moore Fellowship at Oak Spring Garden Foundation and is currently the inaugural Dr. Harold R. Adams Artist-in- Residence Fellow at The University of Minnesota.