Photo by Maria Baranova.

Join poet Modesto “Flako” Jimenez for a vibrant poetry tour of the exhibition Sonia Delaunay: Living Art. Flako honors Sonia—a fellow interdisciplinary immigrant artist—lyrically tracing her life in art through the exhibited objects.

Modesto “Flako” Jimenez is a Dominican-born, Bushwick-raised, multi-hyphenate artist. As a poet, playwright, and educator, his work exists in and explores the intersections of identity, language, medium, culture, and community found in his personal life and beyond. Flako’s recent work includes Taxilandia, a multifaceted Bushwick community tour and poetic experience from the back of a taxicab that earned a Critics’ Pick by the New York Times and rave reviews from Time Out New York. Flako is the founder of ¡Oye! Group, a nonprofit that serves as an incubator for local and immigrant artists in New York City. He has been selected as a Princeton Hodder Fellow for 2023–24. In 2021 he received a Jerome Foundation Fellowship and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts award in performing arts and theater. Currently, Flako is working on Mercedes, a multidisciplinary art experience exploring the relationships between matriarchy and ancestors, familial bonds and inherited trauma, and how our own identity can impact our mental health.