Local artist Christina Pettersson invites viewers to learn more about the lost histories of Florida. Pushing aside the undeserving, bloodthirsty white industrialists too long held up as heroes, she explores instead its Bahamian pioneers, frontier women, and unique landscape and animals, as well as its history of racial injustices. Through original writing, site-specific video documentation, and archival material, you are invited to walk with her through the gates of time and embark on a pilgrimage toward finding more deserving memorials – and seeing your own world on a deeper level.
Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Christina Pettersson has lived in Miami most of her life. Her last two solo exhibitions, in Everglades National Park and at the historic Deering Estate on Biscayne Bay, reflect her lifelong passions in her hometown.
Recent shows include the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM); Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; Girls Club, Fort Lauderdale; the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Florida; and Launch F18 in New York. Pettersson has also exhibited at museums across the South, including the Birmingham Museum of Art and Wiregrass Museum of Art in Alabama, the Columbus Museum of Art in Georgia, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Naples Museum of Art in Florida.