Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (she/her) is an interdisciplinary visual and performing artist committed to dissecting cultural and social constructs designed to isolate, and manage Otherness, Latinindad, and Blackness. Employing visual language, and cultural cues from a broad range of sources – hip hop and urban Latin culture to 18th Century painting – she creates work that challenges notions of elitism, race, gender, class and separatism. Through her work, Raimundi-Ortiz creates caring spaces for people, families and communities of color.
“For me, controversy isn’t about instigation, but rather, a way to arrest your audience. It’s a way to plant a little bit of desire in their hearts; a yearning to turn the page and learn more about your idea. Ultimately, it’s about creating memorable images.”