The memory that transforms into a place


On View Thru Sun., Feb. 5, 2023

Oolite Arts Collaborations

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood presents a solo exhibition by Miami-based artist Carolina Cueva, in partnership with Oolite Arts.


Carolina Cueva’s multi-media practice includes sculpture, 2D works, and performance, often referencing ancestry and her heritage through symbols of Andean cosmology. Cueva’s work is introspective – it is a reflection of the source, materialized, though sacred. Within that reflection, Cueva reveals her own relationship to colonization by way of personal narrative through a transcendental lens. Her indigenous roots inform her art and allow her to draw from lived experiences of displacement, hybridization, and wholeness. The work encourages healing and receptivity, evoking energies that create space to call back fragmented parts of one’s self.


This exhibition in Gallery 2 at the Center is the fourth of our Oolite Collaborations series with Oolite Arts based in Miami Beach. The exhibition brochure includes a text written by Risa Puleo, an art historian, independent curator, and doctoral candidate in Northwestern University’s art history program.


Carolina Cueva was born in Lima, Peru, and resides and works in Miami. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is also one-half of the performance art duo Cuentos Retablados. She has been included in group exhibitions at Photo L.A., Los Angeles, CA (2017); Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA (2019); and Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL (2020). Selected performances include NADA Miami (2018); Doral Contemporary Art Museum (2019); and Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Miami (2020). Cueva was awarded a Wavemaker Grant for new works (2021), an Artist Access Grant (2021), and is currently an artist in residence at Oolite Arts.


Risa Puleo is an independent curator and one of a team of curators of the 2023 Counterpublics Triennial in St. Louis. Puleo received two Master’s degrees from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and Hunter College. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Northwestern University’s art history program. Her exhibition Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the American Justice System was curated for The Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston in 2018 and traveled to Tufts University Art Gallery in 2020. Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly was curated for Bemis Center for Contemporary Art during her year as curator-in-residence and traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami; Blue Star Art Space and Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas; and The Nerman Art Museum in Overland Park, Kansas. Other exhibitions have been hosted by ArtPace, San Antonio, the Leslie Lohman Museum in New York City, Franklin Street Works in Stamford, CT, and Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City. She has written for several art publications including Art in America, Art Papers, Art 21, Asia Art Pacific, Hyperallergic.com, and Modern Painters.


The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood; the Broward County Cultural Division, the Cultural Council, and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners; the Florida Department of State Division of Arts and Culture; the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation; and the Josephine S. Leiser Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.