Jonathan Sánchez Noa (b.1994, Havana, Cuba) is a multidisciplinary artist working with installation, papermaking, and sculpture. He creates artworks that examine how histories of colonial extractivism have impacted notions of race, identity, and climate. He utilizes Cuban tobacco as a medium to reconstruct narratives of displacement in relation to cultural and religious significance. Through papermaking techniques, he imprints tobacco stain patterns directly into raw pulp slabs. A process informed and influenced by personal ritual, spiritual and vision interpretation of the world.
Jonathan earned his BFA from The Cooper Union in 2020, and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2023. He was recently a fellow at the Bronx Museum AIM Program and resident at Santa Fe Art Institute, Dieu Donné, Pratt>FORWARD, LMCC Arts Center, Artists Alliance Inc and Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. Recent exhibitions of his work include The Sixth AIM Biennial at The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY (2024); Material World at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY (2024); New Voices at Print Center New York, New York, NY (2024); Mental Spaces II at Sugar Hill Museum, New York, NY (2024); Once at Cleve Carney Museum of Art, Chicago, IL (2023); Rastros en el tiempo at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, New York, NY (2022); and Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (2021)
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