• Aliza Nisenbaum, (Mexican-American, born1977)
    Sheree, 2021, oil on canvas, 64 x 57 inches

    art and photo © Aliza Nisenbaum

    Aliza Nisenbaum, (Mexican-American, born1977)
    Sheree, 2021, oil on canvas, 64 x 57 inches

    art and photo © Aliza Nisenbaum

  • Aliza Nisenbaum, (Mexican-American, born1977)
    DJ Luis, 2021, oil on canvas, 64 x 57 inches

    art and photo © Aliza Nisenbaum

    Aliza Nisenbaum, (Mexican-American, born1977)
    DJ Luis, 2021, oil on canvas, 64 x 57 inches

    art and photo © Aliza Nisenbaum

  • Aliza Nisenbaum, (Mexican-American, born1977)
    Dálida and Michael (Serenata del Tres Cubano), 2021, oil on canvas, 64 x 57 inches

    art and photo © Aliza Nisenbaum

    Aliza Nisenbaum, (Mexican-American, born1977)
    Dálida and Michael (Serenata del Tres Cubano), 2021, oil on canvas, 64 x 57 inches

    art and photo © Aliza Nisenbaum

Aliza Nisenbaum: Aquí se Puede (here you can)

Thursday, August 19, 2021 to Sunday, July 31, 2022
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

For the sixth annual Atrium Project, New York-based artist Aliza Nisenbaum (born Mexico City, 1977) is creating large-scale portraits of individuals connected to Kansas City salsa music and dance communities. 

Nisenbaum is known for her bright paintings and unique approach to portraiture. Nisenbaum has exhibited her work across the world, working with locals in each city—from Immigrant Movement International members in Queens, NY to staff of the Liverpool Alder Hey Children’s Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Throughout 2020 and 2021, Nisenbaum communicated with the Kansas City sitters via video from her studios in Los Angeles and New York. Their conversations resulted in portraits that embody the personality, interests, and energy of each individual and their relationship to salsa. 

This exhibition is organized by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and curated by Erin Dziedzic, director of curatorial affairs.

The Atrium Project is an annual series of commissioned projects that presents the work of emerging and mid-career Hispanic and Latinx artists. Past projects have featured work by José Lerma (2016), Firelei Báez (2017), Paul Henry Ramirez (2018), Angel Otero (2019), and Joiri Minaya (2020).


Sustaining Sponsor

Copaken Family Fund

Exhibition Programs

Programming is made possible in part by the Jack and Karen Holland Visiting Artist Fund.


Artist Talk: Aliza Nisenbaum
Thursday, August 19, 5 p.m. CST | Kemper Museum & Virtual
FREE | All Ages | Registration required

Join us at Kemper Museum as New York-based artist Aliza Nisenbaum (born Mexico City, 1977) speaks about her new large-scale portraits of individuals connected to Kansas City’s salsa music and dance communities, now on view at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. 

Register for the limited capacity in-person event here. | Register for the virtual artist talk here. 

 

Aliza Nisenbaum: Aquí Se Puede (Here You Can) Opening Celebration
Thursday, August 19, 6–8 p.m. | Kemper Museum
FREE | All Ages | Timed Tickets Required

Celebrate the new exhibition, Aliza Nisenbaum: Aquí Se Puede (Here You Can). These large-scale portraits of individuals connected to Kansas City’s salsa music and dance communities with dance performances by Viva Dance Studio and Hugo’s Latin Movement as well as music by DJ LUIS and his Live Percussions. 

Register here.

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