The Self-Portraits project is a collection of international artworks developed under the direction of Alicia Candiani with the original idea of bringing together artists from diverse cultures to visually explore the theoretically complex issues of self-representation as a means of identity. After its launch date in 2006, Alicia has been invited by nine art institutions from Argentina, Mallorca and Cuenca in Spain, Brazil, Canada and Sweden, as well as Kansas City, Montclair and Anchorage, Alaska in the United States to develop the project.
The current exhibition (ninth session in the series) was made possible through a generous funding from Montclair State University in New Jersey. The works on display were produced during Candiani’s “Scholar in Residence” sponsored by the Global Education Center in Spring 2016, where she conducted a workshop with students. The mixed media portrait images brings together the works of nine students and faculty artists from diverse backgrounds and was produced under the co-direction of Candiani and Professor Catherine Bebout.