Instructor: Doriana Diaz
Doriana Diaz is a multidimensional artist, archivist, and memory worker rooted in Philadelphia’s soulful rhythms. She has hosted a wide array of collage and bookmaking workshops around the city in spaces like The Sable Collective, Harriett’s Bookshop, Franny Lou’s Porch, The African American Museum, and Bok Bar. Her archival collage work entitled ‘A Declaration of Joy in Motion; Friday Night Voodoo’ was chosen as the 1-year anniversary poster for Rachel Cargel’s Loveland Foundation in 2021. This honor was in partnership with The Loveland Foundation and The Akron Museum of Art. She is also one of the 2023 recipients of the Black Music City grant, where her collage work will be funded by REC Philly, WXPN, and WRTI to explore her project entitled ‘Sisters in Rhythm, A House of Our Own’ cataloging and memorializing the work of Sister Sledge and The Supremes through visual storytelling. She believes art has DNA. Her work is an exploration of cultural agency, archival documentation, and rhythms of resistance and expansion.