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  • Lucia Cuba Oroza

    Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Social Justice

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    luciacuba@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    Parsons Faculty Hotseat

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    Lucia Cuba Oroza

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    Lucia Cuba is a Peruvian designer, textile artist, and scholar. She is an Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Social Justice, and the Donna Karan Director of the MFA Fashion Design and Society at Parsons.

    Cuba approaches wearable forms as performative and political devices at the intersection of social justice, design and art. She has developed projects related to health, activism, and the study of non-Western fashion systems. She is the director of BASELAT, a database that aims to broaden the understanding of the field of fashion and textiles studies in Latin America, and Exercises on Health, a long-term research and art project that explores the connections between fashion, health and wellbeing.

    Her works have been exhibited locally and internationally, at the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum (Rotterdam), the Museum of Arts and Design (New York), Museo Amparo (Puebla), Albuquerque Museum (NM), OCT Art & Design Gallery (Shenzhen), BRIC Arts Media (New York), Fashion Space Gallery (London), Sur Gallery (Toronto), ARTLIMA (Lima), among other cultural venues. She received the Han Nefkens Award in Fashion in 2014, the United States Artists Fellowship in Design in 2019, and the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center Residency Fellowship in 2022.

    Cuba holds an MFA in Fashion Design and Society from The New School and a BSc in Social Psychology from Cayetano Heredia University in Peru  where she also undertook MA studies in Educational Psychology and PhD studies in Public Health.    

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    Professional Affiliation

    Female Design Council

    Textile Society of the Americas

    Art Mamas Alliance


    Performances and Appearances

     

    CENTRO CULTURAL RICARDO PALMA/MEMORIA ESCINDIDA: ARQUEOLOGIA DE LA POSTMODERNIDAD EN RUINAS / Sep 11- Oct 27/2019. Lima

    KELLEN GALLERY | PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN/ IN THE HISTORICAL PRESENT/ Jul 8- Oct 6 /2019. NY

    SUR GALLERY. POWER IN RESISTANCE/ May 2- Jun 29/ 2019. Toronto 

    ART LIMA / ESPACIO DISEÑO/ Apr 3-7, 2019. Lima

    FASHION SPACE GALLERY/MUNDO LATINX/ Feb 4- May 4, 2019. London  

    IBEROAMERICAN BIENNIAL OF DESIGN/ SPANISH CULTURAL CENTER- Lima/ Retrospective / Jun 13- Jul 15, 2018. Lima

    CUBE NY / TIMES ART MUSEUM/ Wavelength/ Aug 3-15, 2017. Beijing    

    BRIC ARTS MEDIA/ Material Cultures/ Sep 7- Oct 23, 2016. NY

    UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL PERU/ Hecho en Perú /Aug 25 – Sep 7, 2016. Lima

    AMPARO MUSEUM/ New Territories: Laboratories for Art, Craft and Design in Latin America / Jun 25 – Sep 26, 2016. Puebla 

    MUSEO MATARÓ/ Dress and undress the bodies. Jul 15 – Dec 18, 2016. Mataró

    OCT ART & DESIGN GALLERY / The Future of Fashion is Now /Mar 27- Jul 31. Shenzhen  

    ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM/ New Territories/ Jan 9, 2015–Apr 17

    CENTRE D’ ART LA PANERA/ Dress and undress the bodies: phenomenology of the apparition/ Oct 20, 2015 – Jan 24, 2016. Lleida  

    MUSEUM BOIJMANS VAN BEUNINGEN/ The Future of Fashion is Now / Oct 11 - Jan 18, 2015. Rotterdam

    MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN (MAD)/ New Territories: Laboratories for Art, Craft and Design in Latin America/ Nov 4 - Apr 6, 2015. NY  

    THE INVISIBLE DOG ARTS CENTER/ Textile Arts Center Artist in Residence Cycle 4 Exhibition / Sep 17 – 22. NY

    III IBEROAMERICAN BIENNIAL OF DESIGN/ Nov 26, 2012 – Feb 18, 2013. Madrid  

    THE FIRST 18/ MFA Fashion Design and Society Exhibition/ May 14 - 23, 2012. NY  

    RAFIA/ Alliance Françoise/ Rafia- Project Gamarra /Oct 5 – Nov 15, 2011. Lima  

    II IBEROAMERICAN BIENNIAL OF DESIGN/ Nov 25, 2010 – Feb 15, 2011. Madrid  

     


    Awards And Honors

    2022 ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION - BELLAGIO CENTER RESIDENCY 

    2019 UNITED STATES ARTISTS - FELLOW IN DESIGN. United States Artist. Chicago   

    2017 TOP 5 LATIN AMERICAN ARTIST ACTIVISTS, Americas Quarterly. Americas Society   

    2014 HAN NEFKENS AWARD IN FASHION. Han Nefkens Foundation, Barcelona  

    2012 ARTIST IN RESIDENCY PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP. Textile Arts Center (TAC), NY  

    2011 WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST SCHOLARSHIP. Parsons The New School for Design, NY  

    2010-2012  FULBRIGHT INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP. International Institute of Education, Lima/NY  

    2012 IBERO-AMERICAN DESIGN BIENNALE AWARDS. Fashion Design Award: “Articulo 6”. Design & Development Honorable Mention: “Articulo 6”, Madrid  

     


    Portfolio

    Lucia Cuba

    Articulo 6

    Base Lat


    Current Courses

    Design in Fashion Systems
    PGFD 5130, Fall 2022

    Thesis 1
    PUFD 4220, Fall 2022

    Future Courses

    Fashion Systems: Latin America
    PSOF 3310, Spring 2023

    Independent Study
    PUFD 3900, Spring 2023

    Thesis 2
    PUFD 4221, Spring 2023

    Past Courses

    Fashion Systems: Latin America
    PSOF 3310, Summer 2022

    Independent Study
    PUFD 3900, Spring 2022

    Thesis 2
    PUFD 4221, Spring 2022

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