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Emmanuela Soria Ruiz, 2016-17 TATIP Graduate
Emmanuela Soria Ruiz is an artist and teaching artist, in a dispersed range of mediums and ideas. She makes work and curates exhibitions, and is putting a lot of thought into creating a better context for contemporary art to live in, and into connecting with other artists and communities outside an institutional umbrella. She continues to try in her studio in Brooklyn.
Emmanuela was born in Granada, Spain, and moved to New York City when she was 14. She obtained her BFA at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2014. Her work has been exhibited in Spain and New York, she recently curated a group exhibition in Brooklyn and has an upcoming exhibition in Chicago, details will be announced on her website. In the past, she worked as a teaching assistant and liaison for different programs in the city such as the Center for Urban Pedagogy and the Outreach Pre-College Program. She enjoys working with teenagers the most and hopes to learn more about making large scale murals with young people.
"During my training at CWP, I thought about the power of embarrassment and vulnerability. Almost every meeting I was asked to take part in movement warm-ups or theatrical exercises in which loud acting was required of me. Adulthood oftentimes means that we are to avoid almost all activities that make us uncomfortable. Becoming professional and 'growing up' drives us to improve on our talents and only share things when we are sure they are good enough and ready. CWP training often put a group of adult professionals in situations in which we were making and sharing together in the moment, in mediums we might be trying for the first time, and completely vulnerable to mistakes. It felt important and uncomfortable because this is what we ask of our students every day. It was important that teachers in the training live through that experience."
Most Memorable TATIP Moment:
"I leave TATIP training thinking about the importance of embracing and touching and acting our common (yet unspoken) agreed upon values, as a beautifully affirming way that living by them is actually uncomfortable, difficult and necessary."
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Check out Emmanuela's Lesson Plan she created with her partner Mary Chang.
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