María Magdalena Campos-Pons works with her husband, saxophonist and composer Neil Leonard, to reinsert the black body into historical narratives. Under the name FEFA, they use personal stories, music and procession to evoke both protest and devotion. Their performance will begin in the Kogod Courtyard and move through the museum.
IDENTIFY is the National Portrait Gallery's first-ever performance art series, which focuses attention on activism, visibility and experimentation through portrayal. This series pushes the boundaries of portraiture through performance art.
Support for the "IDENTIFY" performance art series has been provided by the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center, an anonymous donor, the Philip and Elizabeth Ryan Fund, the Director's Visionary Fund, the Marc Pachter Fund for Commissioning, Carol and John Boochever, The Skanby + Gould Foundation and other individual contributors.
Image: María Magdalena Campos-Pons by Rachel Weingeist