CubaDesigner & Textile Artist
Lucia Cuba’s work approaches design and the construction and exploration of garments as performative and political devices, broadening the understanding of the role of fashion design and wearable objects, from purely functional, commercial or aesthetic considerations to social, ethical, and political perspectives.
Cuba has developed projects concerned with health, activism, education and the study of non-Western fashion systems at the intersection of fashion design, textile art and social science. As a designer and scholar, she is interested in issues of gender, biopolitics, and global fashion practices. Her work has been showcased at the Museum Boijmans, the Museum of Arts and Design, the Centre d’art la Panera, Museo Amparo, the OCT Art & Design Gallery, Bric Arts Media, among other international cultural venues. She received an MFA in Fashion Design and Society from Parsons School of Design and a BSc in Social Psychology at Cayetano Heredia University in Peru, where she also undertook MA studies in Educational Psychology and Ph.D. studies in Public Health. She currently works as an Assistant Professor of Fashion at Parsons, The New School University in New York, and as an independent designer.
Portrait photo courtesy artist.