Paloma Leida Natividad Obergh Santos, 2019 NALAC Leadership Insitute Fellow

Paloma Leida Natividad Obergh Santos

  • Visual Arts
  • Bronx, NY

Palén Obesa [Paloma Leida Natividad Obergh Santos] is a Dominican visual artist who works and lives in the Bronx, NY. She received her BFA in painting and drawing, and minor in art history at SUNY Purchase College in 2017.

Through her practice, Obesa explores multiple themes that can be controversial, ominous or too complex to discuss. By doing so, she hopes to open wider and less biased conversations about them. By addressing patriotism and cultural identity, she also comments on the hybrid society of immigrants who are struggling with cultural assimilation, language acquisition and racism.