Presented by MFA Fine Arts

Lecture/Performance by Elyla (Fredman Barahona)

Jan 28, 2020, 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

A leather shield with an engraved design has swords sticking out all around it creating a sun ray like look.

Elyla (Fredman Barahona), Machete Dress, 2018. Courtesy of CIFO Foundation.

MFA Fine Arts presents a lecture/performance by Elyla (Fredman Barahona), in conjunction with the exhibition "Believing You," in the SVA Chelsea Gallery. 


Elyla (Fredman Barahona) is a Nicaraguan performance artist and activist. Their work often blends video performance, installations, photo performance, relational art and workshops that explore crossings between theater, performance and activism. Elyla is also a founding member of the trans-feminist collective, Operacion Queer/Cochona.


Elyla (Fredman Barahona) is an Artist Protection Fund Fellow in residence at Bucknell University, supported by the Ekard Artist Residency.

Free and open to the public