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Cara Megan Lewis

Cara Megan Lewis is an artist, curator and creative consultant based in Chicago. Having cut her teeth at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco in 2002, Lewis has worked in the realm of commercial galleries for over 10 years. Lewis currently holds the position of Associate Director at Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Upon receiving her Master's degree in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts in 2007, Lewis co-founded the Kansas City art gallery, Cara y Cabezas Contemporary. During the gallery's 4 years of operation, Lewis organized solo exhibitions for international artists, developed group exhibitions that explored socio-political themes, and fostered a residency program that hosted artists from Central America and the Caribbean. As a creative consultant she has assisted artists to design and realize artist books, consulted arts professionals on both professional development and artist/gallery relationships, and acted as a design liaison. As an artist, Lewis collaborates with Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera under the name Diaz Lewis. Their collaborative practice in performance, video installation, and photography investigates how the changing political relationship between their two home countries (US and Cuba) manifests on a micro level. Informed by political rhetoric, immigration and property rights, Diaz Lewis dissect relevant themes from two very distinct and often opposing perspectives.

Resident year: 
2015
Cohort Group: 
Guest Speaker