Retro/Intro

Recent instances of social injustice, natural disasters, and the global pandemic enable retrospective and introspective reflections across spatial, emotional, and time-based dimensions. Liberation comes when one can openly engage with issues regarding politics, class, race, gender, sexuality, and social relations. The artists of Retro/Intro explore these themes with artworks that consider what it means to live in one’s body, hold one’s trauma, and express internalized reflections through creativity. As the prefixes “retro” and “intro” suggest going backward and inward, many artists look towards their pasts at family legacies and lineages to evaluate how the line of ancestry has pierced their…