Is It Morning For You Yet?58th Carnegie International


Giana De Dier

Giana De Dier (b. 1980, Panama City; lives in Panama City) examines the experiences of Afro-Caribbean migrants in the segregated Canal Zone at the beginning of the 20th century through mixed-media collages and digital compositions. Her work reconstructs situations from photographic archives, oral histories, family photos, and documents to spark conversations around memory, identity, and representation. Her collages shed light on the fragmented stories of resilience lived by people whose experiences have been silenced for more than a century. She studied visual arts at the University of Panama and has shown her work at the Salone degli Incanti, Trieste; Gallerie delle Prigioni, Treviso; IDB Staff Association Gallery, Washington, DC; SMV Gallery, New York; Allegro Gallery, Panama; and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Panama.

a collage
Giana De Dier, Untitled (Madagascar), 2020, collage on paper, 33 x 27 cm, courtesy of the artist