A two-part exhibit by artist Diana Velasco is currently on display at the City Museum, 132 Main Street. Part one is “1/2—Two Nationalities,” which consists of eight photographs of persons who hold dual citizenship with Denmark and another country. The second part is a series of photographs, which she has digitally manipulated, that relate to the family history of Velasco.
Velasco was born and raised in Denmark by a Spanish father and a Danish mother. Her photographic work touches on the subjects of identity and relationships. She has studied both anthropology and communication.
Velasco will be in West Chicago November 12 through 21, 2014 for a closing reception. She will return to West Chicago for a project during Blooming Fest in May 2015, titled “Sense of Place.” The photography project will involve the memories of the community around local landmarks.
The traveling portions of this exhibit and artist-in-residency project are in collaboration with the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa and the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, Washington.