The work of Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez has recently been the subject of renewed interest from international art institutions as well as the art market. Her work is hybrid and complex, incorporating biographical elements such as her sexuality, transnational migration, political experiences in Cuba before the revolution, and encounters with fellow artists and writers. The article The Silence of Eros: Decoding Homotextuality in the Work of Zilia Sánchez will examine the queer semiotics in Sánchez’s work and its relationship to politics, history, and myth.
Carla Acevedo-Yates is a curator, researcher, and art critic based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and New York City. She earned an MA in curatorial studies and contemporary art from CCS Bard College and a BA in Spanish and Latin American cultures from Barnard College, Columbia University. She was the recipient of the Ramapo Curatorial Prize (2014). In 2008, she founded Dawire.com, an online platform for contemporary art that addressed emerging art production in Puerto Rico and abroad while hosting a wide range of contributors from the Americas. Since 2011, she has worked as an independent curator and writer. Her writing has appeared in Art Agenda, Mousse, South as a State of Mind, La Tempestad, and Artpulse.