Giana De Dier's work examines the experiences of Afro-Caribbean migrants in the segregated Canal Zone and Panama City at the beginning of the 20th century. Her work reconstructs situations from photographic archives, oral histories, family photos and documents to spark conversations around memory, identity, and representation. De Dier´s collages show the sociability of the Caribbean Black woman in Panama and possible narratives while highlighting the difficulties and stories of resilience of those whose experiences have historically been silenced.

She studied Visual Arts at the University of Panama and has shown her work at the Salone degli Incanti and Gallerie delle Prigioni in Italy, the Art Gallery of the IDB Employees Association in Washington, SMV Gallery in New York, Allegro Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Panama, and participated in the 58th Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art.


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