Lorena Guadalupe Molina
Through her video work, Lorena Guadalupe Molina seeks her cultural roots. Growing up during the Civil War in El Salvador and moving to the US at the age of fourteen, Lorena explores intimacy, identity, pain, and how we perceive the suffering of others. In her performance videos, she asks questions: “How do we hold on to our cultural roots as everywhere we go demands adaptation and assimilation? How do we keep the core of our identity when surrounded by people who don’t speak the same language, eat the same food, etc?”
Molina received her BFA from California State University, Fullerton in 2012 and her MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2015. She has been a recipient of the Diversity of Views and Experiences fellowship and the Kala Art Institute fellowship. Through the use of photography, video, performance art and artist’s books, Molina explores intimacy, identity, pain, and how people perceive the suffering of others. She has taught at the University of Minnesota, PRATT Munson Williams and Hamilton College, and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati.