Las Nietas de Nonó – Puerto Rico

Las Nietas de Nonó is an art collective composed of two Afro-diasporic sisters, Mulowayi Iyaye Nonó and Mapenzi Chibale Nonó raised between the Manuel A. Pérez housing project in Río Piedras and the San Antón neighborhood in Carolina, Puerto Rico. They are multimedia artists that explore experimental theater as a way to investigate and reflect on the complexities of spirituality, violence, race, and migration in the island-colony context highlighting circumstances and elements that are present in their neighborhoods: the expansion of ancestral knowledge, the exchange of locally grown food and the reuse of found materials. In their creative process, they evoke personal archives to expose the systematic oppressions that people of color have lived through for generations.