Sofrito Conversations welcome community leaders, elected officials, artists, and neighbors to make old fashion recipes of ‘sofrito’ at a round table while facilitating a storytelling conversation about cooking traditions.
Racial Justice Issue: Colorism
Félix will research and address Chicago’s racial divides that have been emboldened by the institutionalization of the city’s gentrification. Félix will invite community leaders to a series of Sofrito Conversations to facilitate dialogues about race relations and discuss its dynamics in northwest Chicago. The photographic and video documentation will serve to create an exhibit installation.
Jorge Félix is an Afro-Boricua multidisciplinary artist, and curator based in Chicago. He became known in the city for his ‘Body Construction’ painting installations where he molded the canvas to create reliefs, sculptures, and installations. From an early age, Félix’s grandfather instills a passion for community organizing, and in Chicago, he found that the research of food culture could become a tool to ease community in conversations. Félix’s Sofrito Conversations welcome community leaders, elected officials, artists, and neighbors to make old fashion recipes of ‘sofrito’ at a round table while facilitating a storytelling conversation about cooking traditions. There Félix highlights a dialogue that celebrates cultural differences and commonalities among participants to create bonds among participants. Félix focuses his work on the Hermosa neighborhood where he is a 22-year resident but also addresses issues relevant to the northwest community of Chicago. Félix, a biracial gay man born in Puerto Rico, is particularly invested in addressing the racial divide between Latin@s and African Americans in northwest Chicago. Félix earned a Master of Fine Arts in painting and history from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
“Resting Place #15”
acrylic over shaped canvas, steel, Styrofoam, human hair
Body transgression series reflecting on gender and sexuality.
“Road to North” 2017
welded steel, wire, shoes
Sculpture in response to trump’s immigration policy at Texas’ border
Food mill, Caribbean herbs, vegetables
Community conversation on traditions, gentrification, and development
in Avondale, Chicago.
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