Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful
I tread an elusive route that manifests itself through experiences where the day-to-day and art overlap. Similarly, my path has been informed by a strong personal interest in immigration, cultural hybridization and my understanding of identity as a process always in flux. I hence approach the concepts of home and belonging to the U.S. American context from the perspective of a Lebanese-Dominican, Dominican York who was recently baptized as a Bronxite: a citizen of the Bronx. Born in Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic, I live in the South Bronx. While ephemeral by nature, my work gains tangibility through audios, photographs, props, drawings, rumors, embodied memories, costumes, websites, videos and publications.