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GeoVanna Gonzalez, Exotic Naps, 2020

GeoVanna Gonzalez’s digital commission Exotic Naps (2020) is a stream of consciousness poem drawn from the artist’s notebooks, which she has compiled over the span of several years. In the work, the artist faces the camera, set amid a fleeting montage of blue and purple environments. The work collects personal meditations amid feelings of stagnation, a condition exacerbated in times of quarantine and social distancing. Gonzalez expresses hope for artistic inspiration, imagining new ideas and new projects.

GeoVanna Gonzalez is an artist based in Miami and Berlin. Interested in producing alternative environments, her work explores the connections between private and public spaces through interventionist and participatory art, new forms of collaboration, and collectivity. Recent works have focused on making public art more inclusive and queer. She has had solo exhibitions at Gr_und, Berlin, and the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, among other venues. She is the founder and curator of Supplement Projects, a Miami alternative art space and community meeting point based in a communal home and studio; cofounder of the performative reading club Read What You Want!; and a member of the queer/feminist arts collective COVEN Berlin.

ICA Miami’s Digital Commissions series is made possible by the Knight Foundation and expands the museum’s commitment to fostering artistic experimentation and commissioning new works, as well as engaging audiences with innovative artistic voices.