Eliza Naranjo Morse’s participation within OCA’s ISP residency in Ekely, Oslo, is being held in collaboration with PRAKSIS with whom Naranjo Morse will bring together a residency community and develop a series of initiatives under the title ‘In time, we too will become ancestors…’. An open call for participants will be released shortly from PRAKSIS seeking artists, philosophers, historians, writers, curators, and other professionals interested in cultural history, shared philosophies and synergic issues related to indigenous perspectives, such as the ones of the Sami population of the European continent or those of Native Americans. It will be an exploratory ground for broader exchange on identity, perspective, sustainability, progress, and aesthetic history. For more information on the programme please click here.
Eliza Naranjo Morse studied drawing at Parsons School of Design and at the Institute for American Indian Arts, and ultimately graduated from Skidmore College with a B.S. in art in 2003. Through simple studies that are uncomplicated interactions with the nature of materials she brings to the fore her history, with indigenous background knowledge, and a personal aesthetic. Naranjo Morse has shown her work in a number of international venues including, among others, at Cumbre de el Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico; Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia; Chelsea Art Museum, New York, New York; SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, USA; Berlin Gallery Phoenix; School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe. A participating artist of the Site Santa Fe Biennial in 2008 she is also a 2007 awardee of the King Artist Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe. Naranjo Morse currently works in Chimayo, New Mexico.