Lives & Works in Panama City, Panama
Through mixed media collages and digital compositions, Giana De Dier's work examines the experiences of Afro-Caribbean migrants in the segregated Canal Zone of Panama City at the beginning of the 20th century. Her work reconstructs events she encounters in photographic archives, oral histories, family photos, and documents, with the aim of sparking conversations around memory, identity, and representation. De Dier's collages shed light on the difficulties faced by people who have been silenced, and their needs rendered invisible for more than a century. She also depicts their resilience. De Dier studied Visual Arts at the University of Panama and has shown her work in international galleries and institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art of Panama, the 58th Carnegie International in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Her activism for the increased visibility of Black community of Panama contributed to the installation of her works in the permanent collection of the Museum of the Canal, Giana De Dier will be presented by Krystel Ann Art.