This program was made possible through funding from the James L. Knight Foundation and Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs division in connection with the Vasari Project archive and to support the Miami Art Timeline project.
About the Artist:
Gabriela Serra (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist, certified Restorative Justice circle-keeper, and urban farmer born in Caracas, Venezuela, and currently based in Miami, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her practice comprises filmmaking, photography, and community facilitation (through workshops and support circles) focusing on exploring and regenerating relationships between humans and non-humans, bodies and the land, and the present self with ancestral histories. With community, family, and friends, she co-creates intergenerational spaces and projects in which oral tradition is practiced and honored in value for the love and care of neighbors making food and tending gardens together and where we can be vulnerable with each other. Although her art is often temporary, the relationships and connections formed remain transformative.
About the Vasari Project:
The Vasari Project is a library collection dedicated to documenting, collecting, and preserving Miami-Dade County's art history from 1945 to the present. It is a living archive that grows through contributions from artists, art professionals, exhibition spaces, galleries, institutions, and private donors.
The Vasari Project is a resource for ongoing research, scholarship, publications, artists' projects, exhibitions, and events. The archive collects documentation rather than original works of art composed primarily of printed matter: correspondence, press clippings, photographs, posters, books, exhibition catalogs, artists' files, oral histories, and other ephemeral materials.