Sara Jimenez explores the material embodiment of deep transcultural memories. As a Filipina-Canadian artist, she is interested in materializing existing global narratives around concepts of origins and home, loss and absence. She works in drawing, sculpture, installation, and performance, to create visual metaphors that allude to mythical environments and forgotten artifacts. Jimenez is a collector and alchemist. Among other things, she collects familial narratives, abandoned objects, debris, compost, colonial texts and photos from the Philippines, maps, and textiles. Through material experimentation, she combines and rearranges elements from her collections to complicate pre-existing narratives of place, lineage, and temporality.
Jimenez is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. She received her BA from the University of Toronto (2008) and her MFA from Parsons the New School for Design (2013). Residencies include Brooklyn Art Space (2014), Wave Hill’s Winter Workspace (2015), a full artist fellowship to The Vermont Studio Center (2016), the Bronx Museum’s AIM program (2016), Yaddo (2018) and BRICworkspace (2018). Jimenez has exhibited at the Pinto Art Museum (Philippines), El Museo del Barrio, Rush Arts Gallery, BRIC Gallery, BronxArtSpace, FiveMyles Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum, Smack Mellon and Wayfarers Gallery, among others. She has performed numerous venues including The Noguchi Museum, Jack, The Glasshouse, and Dixon Place. In 2018, she was listed as one of Smack Mellon's Hot Picks. Currently, she teaches at Parsons the New School for Design, NYU, and BMCC, and is an Art Practice Mentor at SVA.