"Ancestral Honoring"
2015
digital print, hemp, hibiscus leaves, hibiscus juice, mint, canvas, decorative bowl
Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art -- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

During a twenty-five minute live performance at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, I explored my first-generation Ethiopian American body through a migratory narrative. Using installation and a wearable sculpture made of maps and family photographs, I visually re-articulated my family's history and immigration while redefining notions of African-American identity.

Documentation by Tiara Jenkins.

Ancestral Honoring

Helina Metaferia  Ancestral Honoring

Helina Metaferia  Ancestral Honoring

Helina Metaferia  Ancestral Honoring

Helina Metaferia  Ancestral Honoring

Helina Metaferia  Ancestral Honoring

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