About the Exhibition

Gladys Triana is a Cuban-born, New York-based, multi-disciplinary artist whose work rebels against authoritarian rule and the oppression of hegemonies. For decades her immersive installations, sculptures, drawings, and paintings reflected two axes around which her life turned and her art was nourished: her condition of having lived since 1969 in exile from her native island, and her stubborn, continuous exploration of the ontology of women. Her more recent videos and photographs reveal her discovery of an abstract language for transcendence. This exhibition in two venues, running simultaneously at Fairfield University Art Museum, and the Art Museum, University of St. Joseph, includes works from the 1970s to the present.

Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective (Adriana Herrera and Willy Castellanos)

Translations by Adriana Herrera, PhD

Faculty liaison: Silvia Marsans-Sakly, PhD

Image: Gladys Triana, Nothing is Sacred, 1995, mixed media on canvas. Courtesy of the artist. © Gladys Triana

Explore the Exhibition

Browse Selected Images

Gladys Triana: A Path to Enlightenment (1971-2021) / Beyond Exile


Events listed below with a location are live, in-person programs. When possible, those events will also be streamed on thequicklive.com and the recordings posted to our YouTube channel.


Opening Lecture: Gladys Triana: Beyond Exile

Saturday, September 24, 5 p.m.

Adriana Herrera, PhD, curator of the exhibition
Dolan Event Space and streaming on thequicklive.com

Opening Reception: Gladys Triana: Beyond Exile

Saturday, September 24, 6-8 p.m.

Quick Center Lobby and Walsh Gallery

Lecture: Conceived in Revolution: Cuba's Long Freedom Struggle

Tuesday, November 1, 5 p.m.

Silvia Marsans Sakly, PhD, Associate Professor of the Practice, Islamic World
Dolan Event Space and streaming on thequicklive.com

Family Day: Cuban Art

Saturday, November 12

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