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November 2022

BIO

Cassandra Mayela is a self-taught textile artist working and living in New York since her forced migration from Venezuela in 2014. Her personal experiences as an immigrant and a woman of colour have shaped her curiosity for clothing’s story-telling capacity and how migration affects one’s identity and feelings of belonging. In doing so, her work is largely community-orientated, exploring the idea that fundamental changes in fabric can affect one’s perception of identity, highlighting new avenues of empowerment.

︎︎︎INTERVIEW WITH CASSANDRA MAYELA 

Cassandra Mayela 

(b. Caracas 1989)