ALICIA BAUMAN MORALES

 

Inaugural Residency Awardee

 

I am a female bodied, gender non binary, light skinned west coast Boricua dancer visual artist and cultural organizer, living on Lenapehoking, the ancestral and unceded lands of Lenape people.

My aesthetic is quirky, queer, Puerto Rican, urban, nerdy and working class. I grew up building altars, listening to and making up stories that straddle “real” and unseen worlds, and watching formal and informal ritual work. I am a child of street dance. These practices shape my world view and style. In pandemic times, I brought my dance practice back to the outdoor urban space. This sparked a deep dive into place (and body) as vibrant, multilayered and ever shifting archives. I am obsessed with embodied connection, especially now.