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  • ROMAN SUSAN 1224 West Loyola Avenue Chicago, IL, 60626 United States (map)

A solo show of new works for the breath.

This collection of work seeks to visualize the seemingly immaterial and proposes the breath as a material of becoming. As part of a larger body of work that emerges from the recurrence of historically marginalized bodies stripped of their agency to speak, I am offering the breath, the seemingly silent gesture of resilient presence, as a site of agency, reclamation, and power in the context of historic oppression and disempowerment. For this work, I am offering these pieces as aesthetic strategies that provide a different, alternative stage from which these voices may become present. —Alejandro T. Acierto