Jordan Corine Cruz (b. 1993) is a Puerto Rican interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, photography, video, and sound. Using traditional materials, imagery, and layered sound as cultural signifiers, Cruz creates interactive spaces and objects that focus on the intersections between self-identification, labor, gender, and displacement. Her work considers how communities of color utilize nostalgia to create strategies for survival. Cruz’s practice centers on cultural archives ranging from family lore, Puerto Rican traditional practices, and block culture.
Cruz received a BFA in Photography and an MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been shown in Haul Gallery, SoMad Studio, La Mama Galleria, and SVA Chelsea Gallery. Cruz was granted the BRIO award by the Bronx Council on the Arts in 2020. Additionally, she has organized and hosted a panel talk focusing on Latinx Women Photographers in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio in New York City. Cruz lives and works in The Bronx, New York.
"During my time in the TAP program, I have experienced the community-centered side of Teaching Artistry. I have worked with incredibly talented, tenacious, and passionate people who care so much about their students and this work. I feel grateful to have been able to be apart of a community, distanced but very much together, during one of the hardest times in all of our lives."
Most Memorable TAP Moment:
"I think that the most memorable moments of TAP happened in the breakout rooms. We were all so vulnerable, open, and committed to really hearing each other. Even though at times it was uncomfortable for me to share my experiences and opinions, I still felt really safe and held by my peers."
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