Super Selected, May 2014


Standouts from the Pan African Film Festival 2014

Lili Bernard Artist
The Pan African Film Festival was founded by Ja’net DuBois, Danny Glover and Ayuko Babu in an effort to showcase the cultures of Africans and people of the Diaspora. The organization is especially committed to highlighting positive images in our communities while actively avoiding the reinforcement of negative sterotypes. Here you’ll find a list of standouts from the recent festival in February. “Women West Indies Diaspora: Lili Bernard”

SYNOPSIS: Born in Cuba, at an early age, Lili Bernard discovered the magic of shapes and colors and knew she was going to be an artist. Her paintings are a firework of colors, a family album and a political statement. Lili’s activism reaches far beyond her frames and becomes social in her curatorial work and community involvement. The exhibitions she organizes succeed in bringing together artists from various horizons and levels of experience. In order to challenge white supremacy in Los Angeles’ cultural landscape , she first created “HABLA” for Harvesting Asian, Black, Latino Artists, then “BAILA” for Black Artists in Los Angeles, both associations aiming at fostering the access of these groups and their works to mainstream museums and cultural venues.

Women West Indies Diaspora: Lili Bernard