Tamara Porras


tamara suarez porras is an artist, writer, and educator from (south) Brooklyn, NY. She currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her cross-disciplinary practice is founded the photographic and spans across installation, writing, filmmaking, and performance. She is interested in the roles that found vernacular images and objects can play within un- or mistold histories, with particular focus on the construction of speculative archives. Her work has been exhibited nationally, including at the Brooklyn Museum, School at the International Center of Photography, En Foco, and Deutsch Projects in New York City, as well as fusedspace and Embark Gallery in San Francisco, CA.

tamara is a long-time arts educator. She was a photography instructor at the International Center of Photography in New York City, City College of San Francisco, and teaches a summer photography course in the New York State Summer School of the Arts. She is an Adjunct Educator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Museum Educator at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

tamara earned her BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in Photography + Imaging, with a double-major in Journalism. She is currently pursuing a dual MFA/MA at California College of the Arts in Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies.