Reflection on Jewish-Caribbean family history
Reflection on Jewish-Caribbean family historyThrough her work visual artist, author and image researcher Rachel Morón (1995, Curaçao) reflects on her Jewish-Caribbean family history. In two striking collages using photographs from family albums from Curaçao and New York, audio recordings about Yiddish letters and material from her personal archive, Morón reflects on a history of antisemitism, flight and building up a new life in the Caribbean.
About the artist
Through writing, photography and research, Morón looks critically at the systems in which narratives and family histories are told and recorded, focusing on themes such as identity and self-representation. In the IDENTITIES exhibition Morón shows work in which she further explores her family histories. Her work deals with how they fled rising antisemitism in 20th century Europe and ended up in a colonial society. Rachel Morón gained her photography BA at Utrecht’s Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in 2017 and is currently studying for her MA at the Eindhoven Design Academy’s Design Curating and Writing programme