Map of an Identity
Maritza Dávila

04.07.18 10.08.18

Map of an Identity was a new search for Maritza Dávila, one that adds to her perennial question about her origins as well as serving as an excuse to make her childhood in Puerto Rico present again. A time full of diverse knowledge, rituals and magic.

A series of silk aquatint composed by the superposition and combination of words and iconography of her tripartite identity: Taina – Spanish – African.

During her artistic process, Maritza plays freely with memories, experiences, movements, expressions, colors and sounds that have shaped her.

“The thread that runs through my work is ancestry—the collection of inseparable qualities that, through blood and culture and beyond my ability to control, made me who I am. I cannot control past events that have shaped me, but I can choose how I regard my essential self.”

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Maritza Dávila-Irizarry
1952 | Puerto Rico
Lives and works in Memphis, USA

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Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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