September 6, 2017
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Dr. Libia Posada, a Columbian artist and surgeon, will participate in our Health Humanities & Social Justice conference, BREATH, BODY, VOICE, through her riveting art exhibit, “Be Patient: The Art of Medical Engagement” (“Se Paciente: El arte de la medicina”). The exhibit involves medical and artistic engaged practices while displaying the journeys of Colombians who fled the violence of their country to the U.S. It will also include visual documentation of the migration-related body art project, “Cardinal Signs (Body Maps).” The art exhibit and reception will be held at the Frederic Jameson Gallery in 115 Friedl Building on Duke’s East Campus. She will also co-lead a workshop, “Art, Philosophy, and Pathology: Neurographics,” where she will talk through her process of merging research, art, and medicine to create her work, along with Dr. Leonard White from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences & Dr. Quentin Eichbaum of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Duke scholar and visual artist Miguel Rojas-Sotelo of Duke University Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies will moderate.