New Media Fellow Exhibition: Laura Medina

Recordar es Construir: Walking through a memory garden, do you stop to smell the flowers?

New Media Fellow Exhibition: Laura Medina

A virtual show of new work from artist and fall 2019 New Media Fellow Laura Medina.

Recordar es Construir focuses on the reconstruction of memory, images, symbols, and meaning every time we practice remembering, with original work by Laura Medina. 

My memory landscape holds within a sculpture garden. Each sculpture in the garden functions as a memory container. It is inscribed in its exterior, but when you search inside you will find much more. It is never a linear narrative, but instead an entanglement of thoughts, beliefs, symbols, feelings, and connections. My internal landscape is infinite, it is forever expanding. There is a universe inside all of us, will you search deep inside and tend to yours? 

This exhibition will launch with a livestreamed artist talk and walk through on Thursday, September 17th at 6pm on our Premieres page.

Thank you to the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jackson Foundation for supporting the 2019-20 New Media Fellowship.

Find Laura Medina online:


Thursday, Sep 17 6:00pm – Saturday, Oct 31 6:00pm


Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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Guest Artist

Laura Medina Fall 2019 New Media Fellow

Laura Camila Medina is an interdisciplinary artist born in Bogota, Colombia. She bases her practice around memory and identity as a response to personal, cultural, and historical research. Her work utilizes a unique combination of traditional mediums within digitally constructed spaces to create immersive visual analogies of cultural hybridity. Medina is inspired by her memories of home, her mother’s arepas, and her father’s soundtracks. Her work has shown at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture, PLANETA New York, Wieden + Kennedy, and with the Nat Turner Project. She was awarded the New Media Fellow at Open Signal, Artist in Residence at the Living School of Art, and most recently the IPRC Artists & Writers in Residence Program. She earned her BFA at PNCA and is currently based in Portland, OR.


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