Public Humanities Fellows
Tabb Center Public Humanities Fellows are non-institutionally affiliated organizers, artists, cultural workers, public historians, and knowledge-creators who mobilize and creatively interpret materials from the Sheridan Libraries’ rare book, manuscript, and archival collections.
Nicoletta Darita de la Brown
Nicoletta Darita de la Brown is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist and chamána (shaman) who comes from a long line of healers. She is Black Latinx; proud to be a first-generation Panamanian born in the United States. Her artworks re-conceive the life of an artist as thriving, nourishing herself and others through her art practice. Her performances have been staged at The Phillips Collection, Washington DC; The Smithsonian, Washington DC; and The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore MD. Her video and installations have been presented at The Tribeca Film Festival, New York, NY; the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore MD; IA&A at Hillyer Gallery, Washington DC; and Cardinal Gallery, Baltimore MD.
As a Public Humanities Fellow with the Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center, de la Brown will explore and respond to Special Collections materials, especially collections focused on black women, through video artwork, self-portrait photography, and site-specific performance art. During her archival research she will ask a variety of questions: “How many black women are living in the archives? How many black women are hidden in plain sight? What happens to us when we are invisible? How can I feel seen as a black woman?” The project celebrates ourselves out loud, on purpose, and unapologetically.
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Hoesy Corona is a Queer Latinx artist creating uncategorized and multidisciplinary art spanning installation, performance, and podcasting. He is the founding co-director of Labbodies (2014-2020), a performance art laboratory focused on creating opportunities for underrecognized queer and women artists of color, and is founding co-host of La Valentina Podcast. Corona has been a Tulsa Artist Fellow in Tulsa, OK; a Restoring Hope, Restoring Trust Artist in Residence at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN; and a Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow in Washington, DC. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Grit Fund Grant. His latest installation, Terrestrial Caravan (2022), is on view at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD through Fall 2023.
As a Public Humanities Fellow with the Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center, Corona will help document and establish a collection that reflects Baltimore’s Latinx presence at a pivotal moment of its growth. Corona will conduct oral histories with Latinx artists and thinkers in the DMV area and archive them at the Sheridan Libraries. Additionally, Corona will develop a culminating exhibition that mobilizes and remixes elements from Special Collections, including queer and Latinx texts and rare books.
Visit Hoesy Corona’s personal website