Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, Invited Artist Faculty (2008, 2021), Facilitator for “Analog Bodies & Virtual Activations” (2022)
Nicolás Dumit Estévez treads an elusive route that manifests itself performatively or through experiences where the quotidian and art overlap. He hence approaches 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. While ephemeral by nature, Estévez’s work gains permanence through audios, photographs, props, drawings, rumors, embodied memories, costumes, websites, videos, and publications. He has exhibited and performed extensively in the U.S. as well as internationally at venues such as Madrid Abierto/ARCO, The IX Havana Biennial, PERFORMA 05 and 07, The Queens Museum, MoMA, Hemispheric Institute of Performance Art and Politics, Princeton University, Rutgers University, Anthology Film Archives, The Center for Book Arts, Longwood Art Gallery/BCA, The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and among others.