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Washington, DC | Exhibition Tour – “The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today” with Curator Taína Caragol at the National Portrait Gallery
February 17 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Please join us for a tour of “The Outwin: American Portraiture Today” before it closes at the end of February. This one-hour tour will be led by Curator Taína Caragol. The triennial juried exhibition features 42 portraits selected through an open call, by artists working across the United States and Puerto Rico. The pieces, including those by prize winners Alison Elizabeth Taylor and Elsa Maria Melendez, explore a wide range of media and convey a multitude of life experiences.
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About the Curator
Taína Caragol is Curator of painting, sculpture, and Latinx art and history at the National Portrait Gallery. Her scholarship focuses on Latinx and Latin American art and its institutional and market validation, as well as on the recovery of histories suppressed by colonialism. Since her hiring in 2013 she has significantly increased the representation of Latinx historical figures and artists at the Portrait Gallery, through approximately 200 acquisitions and by curating or co-curating exhibitions such as One Life: Dolores Huerta, UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar, and The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today. She is the director of the Portrait Gallery’s triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2022, and co-curator of the resulting The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today with Leslie Ureña.
Upcoming exhibitions also include 1898: US Imperial Visions and Revisions, a show co-curated with Kate Clarke Lemay, which will offer a critical examination of the events that turned the US into a world power with overseas territories. As the curator who led the portrait commission of former President Obama by Kehinde Wiley, she is a contributing author to the book “The Obama Portraits,” published in 2020 by Princeton University Press.
Caragol has a B.A. in Modern Languages from the University of Puerto Rico, an M.A. in French Studies from Middlebury College, and a Ph.D. in art history from the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Image: Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Anthony Cuts under the Williamsburg Bridge, Morning, Marquetry hybrid (wood veneers, oil paint, acrylic paint, inkjet prints, shellac, and sawdust on wood), 2020. Collection of the artist. First Prize in The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2022.
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