The Intermedia MFA welcomes Titi de Baccarat as Researcher-in-Residence this spring. In residence at the IMRC Center during the month of February, de Baccarat is a rising star in the Portland art scene. He came to America from Gabon in 2014, and after some time in New York and Rhode Island, he chose to settle down in Portland, Maine. Dedicated to justice in a hostile political context, he was forced to flee his country, Gabon, with only the wealth of his artistic ability. Writing about his experience, De Baccarat says “Immigration is not a color, rather a pain and hope.”
De Baccarat’s work has been a way to become connected to his new community. He works through his African identity and artistic expertise to contribute to the culture of the city, carving out a sense of belonging in an unfamiliar setting. He believes that “Art rehabilitates love, bringing together people of all countries of all backgrounds, of all cultures, and all ethnicities.”
Please join us for Titi de Baccarat’s presentation at the IMRC on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The Intermedia MFA Tuesdays at the IMRC Lecture Series provides the UMaine, Orono and Bangor community with a diverse schedule of compelling speakers, and performances by contemporary and interdisciplinary artists and performers from around the country and world.
All events are free, open to the public and take place at the Innovative Media Research Commercialization Center, located in Stewart Commons at the University of Maine, at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays throughout the semester.