Coralina Rodriguez Meyer is a Colombian-American, Brooklyn and Miami based artist who translates structural violence into minority heirlooms. Raised queer between the rural U.S. South and the Caribbean; Coralina mends her indigenous, mixed-race, latinx identity into satirical booby-traps. She lives with epilepsy after surviving man-made and natural disasters and combines her personal history, public trauma and aesthetic memory into a suffragist masterplan. Coralina’s background in urban design and architecture informs her trans-disciplinary work. She performs citizenship by engaging viewers to build their humorous, hysteric future from a minority GPS. She began building the City of Today for Feminine Urbanism (Femilia) in 2009 to propose intimate solutions for urban scale problems. Her works are made in the lineage of her Andina ancestors as public rituals to survive American Mythology. Recent works reclaim the didactic as a site for political discourse: in the form of IUD/IEDs scaled to the Statue of Liberty's uterus; Building Tampons in S (Liberty), M (Chrysler), L (Empire State), XL (WTC) absorbency, and suburban Uterine Cul de Sacs with fallopian tube poolside lounges. Her recent Cunt Quilt project transforms discarded underwear into city flags at intersectional protests.
Coralina studied painting at Maryland Institute College of Art and completed her architecture BFA at Parsons The New School (2004), and studio art MFA at Hunter College CUNY (2013). She completed fellowships at SU Florence, Italy and the UDK Berlin to study Nazi utopian urban design with Hito Steyerl. In 2012 she researched her Andino heritage at the Museo de Sitio Machu Picchu fellowship, to create works connecting the Quipu social structures to urban North American iconography. She has been a resident of Mildred’s Lane and the Bronx Museum AIM program. Coralina received awards from VSA Arts, the Kennedy Center, NYFA, Scholastics and Young Arts. She has been featured in the NY Times, The Guardian, London Review of Books, Hyperallergic, Univision, Nylon Magazine and Jezebel. Coralina’s work has been exhibited at Queens Museum, Bronx Museum, Miami Art Museum, the Smithsonian Museum International Gallery, Miami University Museum, Kunstlerhaus Brethanien Berlin, NYU Kimmel Center, Bitforms, Andrew Edlin, AIR gallery, KMAC Museum and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.