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Kukuli Velarde. Photo by Doug Herren, courtesy of the artist

In the Artist’s Voice: Kukuli Velarde

Wednesday, April 21,
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Artist Kukuli Velarde’s series Corpus, composed of sculptures and embroidered banners, evokes ritual procession mixed with cultural influences that reflect her contemporary perspective. In this virtual talk, Velarde considers the influences on this body of work as well as her multimedia artistic practice with curator Elisabeth Agro. Q&A to follow.

Velarde’s work will be on view in the upcoming exhibition New Grit: Art & Philly Now.

Registration ends at noon the day before the program; a link will be sent to registrants prior to the program.

This program will be recorded; a link to the recording will be shared with registrants a day after the program.


Kukuli Velarde is a multimedia artist who works in drawing, painting, and sculpture. She lives and works in Philadelphia.

Elisabeth Agro is the Nancy M. McNeil Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts. She is one of the curators of the upcoming exhibition New Grit: Art & Philly Now.

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