Sandra C. Fernández • “Maldición de Malinche” (The Curse of Malinche), 2016 Etching, engraving, chine colé, blind embossment and thread drawing

La Malinche, daughter of noble caciques in Mexico, was given away by her mother to slave traficants. She traveled from place to place and learned different native languages. During the conquest in the 16th century, she was sold to Hernán Cortés, who lead the fall of the Aztec Empire. She became Cortes’s wife and became instrumental in the communication between the natives and the Spaniards, acting as a translator and connecting both worlds. The curse of Malinche often refers to an attitude that anything that comes from outside is better, undervaluing own heritage. La Malinche is seen in various ways: as the embodiment of betrayal, a victim par excellence or simply as a symbolic mother of the new mestizo cultures that emerged.

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Sandra C. Fernández (b. New York/raised in Ecuador) received her M.A. in Photography & Printmaking and her M.F.A. in Artist’s Books from the University of WI at Madison. She taught for over 20 years at universities in Illinois, New York and Texas. Her photographs, prints, artist’s books and assemblages have been widely exhibited within the US and abroad in over 25 solo and 250 collective shows including in New York, Chicago, Dallas, South Bend, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Piscataway, Baltimore, Milan, Rome, Toronto, Quito, Buenos Aires, Granada, Michoacán, Querétaro, Cuernavaca, Bogotá, Dubai, El Minia, Palestine, Barcelona, Bali, Kyoto, Hang Zhou. Her work is represented in collections such as Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC., Bibliotèque Nationale, Paris, France., and the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio,TX, among others.
She is currently the Director of the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, and the owner of sfernandez Press and Taller.



Blind Embossment, Chine Collé, Etching, Thread Drawing


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Sandra C. Fernández