LA VAUGHN BELLE
MFA from the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba and an MA from Columbia University, USA.
La Vaughn Belle’s artistic practice is driven by her explorations on the colonial and neocolonial narrative and how it shapes identity, memory and reality. She uses her practice as an investigative tool, as a way to engage in dialogue, a platform for thinking and a means to develop knowledge. The emphasis of her work does not lie in the medium, but in creating a space to explore social contexts and collective narratives. History, film, soap operas, fairy-tales and mythology all inform her work in that they are both narrative modes that she uses as well as sites of investigation. La Vaughn Belle looks for the narratives inscribed in various objects and places and find ways to add to them and at times subvert them.