ALICIA GRULLON

Alicia Grullón is an interdisciplinary artist whose vision is to use art to create a world that does not yet exist. Whether through socially engaged projects, performance, works on paper, video or photography, she takes into account the use of space as a site of social construction where issues of race, class, gender, and activism open. Her involvement comes from wanting to re-write history interrupting traditional dialogues in order to show a perspective closer to that lived by people. She immerses herself drawing from intersectional feminist and critical race theories in her campaign to decolonize the world through art. What her role is as an artist in the community are questions she has been exploring in past socially engaged work and performance art pieces. She sees that art like politics questions how we establish our presence in the world.

Grullón's project PERCENT FOR GREEN is part of inClimate a seven-project exhibition on climate change presented under the auspicious of Franklin Furnace Archives and its founder director Martha Wilson and curated by Regina Cornwell. Modeled after a Percent for Art her project aims to pass Percent for Green legislation which would allocate city-funded construction budgets to support sustainable initiatives in environmental justice areas in the City.

Grullón has spoken at the United States Society on Art in Education. Association of Art Historians in London and presented at the Queens Museum for the Open Engagement Conference in May 2014. She completed residency programs with the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Arts Council Korea, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and in Germany. Grullón has presented at El Museo del Barrio, Performa 11, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Art in Odd Places. Her work has been funded by the Puffin Foundation, Bronx Council on the Arts, the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of New York, and Franklin Furnace Archives. Most recently, she has conducted workshops for 350NYC.org and Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts in New York.