Through mixed media collages and digital compositions, Giana De Dier's work examines the experiences of Afro-Caribbean migrants in the segregated Canal Zone 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. Her collages shed light on the difficulties and stories of resilience of people whose experiences have been silenced and overshadowed for more than a century. 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, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Panama.
© Giana De Dier, 2021