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Lizania Cruz

Brooklyn, NY

Lizania Cruz (1983) is a Dominican participatory artist living and working in New York City. She is interested in how migration effects notions of citizenship, identity, and ways of belonging. Cruz has been exploring these themes in concepts that translate to printed matter, objects, and photography. Currently, she is an Alumni Create Change artists-in-residence at The Laundromat Project, where she created We the News, a series of story circles with Black immigrants and first-generation Black Americans that are documented through zines and distributed publicly through a roaming newsstand. She is also a Participatory Design Fellow with the Design Trust for Public Space. Her work has been exhibited at the Arlington Art Center, Project for Empty Space, The August Wilson Center, the Art/Center South Florida, and Jenkins Johnson Project Gallery among other venues and has been published in Hyperallergic, KQED Arts, Fuse News, and The New York Times.