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Inside References

This online talk features visual artist and writer Cinthia Arias Auz, who will discuss connections between her art practice and literary references that she has been revisiting for the past eleven years. Arias Auz will read and analyze excerpts of four books by South American writers – namely Ernesto Sabato, Gabriel García Márquez, Julio Cortázar, and Eduardo Galeano – examining themes of childhood, abandonment, death, and penance. To depict these motifs in her art, she uses metaphor and wordplay, burying linguistic hints in titles of her work. By identifying these references, Arias Auz seeks to voice South American literature’s influence in her past and current work. This event will be of particular interest to those who enjoy connecting the literary and visual arts. This event is presented in conjunction with Tactics for Staying Home in Uncertain Times. All are welcome to attend; experience or knowledge of Latin American literature are not required.


Artist Bio
Cinthia Arias Auz is an Ecuadorian artist and writer based in Halifax. Her writing has been published in Visual Arts News and Public Parking Publication. She has exhibited her work in Canada and Ecuador in art spaces such as Otorongo – Laboratorio Creativo in Cuenca, Multinacional in Quito and the Museo Antropológico y de Arte Contemporáneo (MAAC) in Guayaquil. She was the Assistant Coordinator of NSCAD Lithography Workshop: Contemporary Edition in 2016 and took part in Eyelevel’s artist talk series Food For Thought, where she discussed culture, tradition and home through ritual in 2017. She holds a BFA Interdisciplinary from NSCAD University.


How to participate
This program is free to attend but advanced registration is required. If you are interested in participating, please email by April 8 and include the following info:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Indicate if you require ASL interpretation, closed captioning or have any access needs or concerns

More information, including Zoom video links and accessibility features, as well as text excerpts that the artist will discuss, will be shared with registered participants via email in advance of the program.


Saturday, April 10, 2021


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



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Liuba Gonzalez de Armas