Lido Pimienta is a Toronto-based, Colombian-born musician, interdisciplinary artist, and curator. She has performed and exhibited her work around the world since 2002, exploring the politics of gender, race, motherhood, identity, and the construction of a Canadian landscape in the Latin American diaspora and vernacular. Her latest album Miss Colombia takes her ecstatic hybridity to a new level, building on the “nu” intersection of electronica and cumbia established by her first two albums, Color, released in 2010, and the 2017 Polaris Prize-winning La Papessa, as Canadian album of the year. Pimienta has garnered multiple award nominations including a 2020 Latin Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album and a 2021 Grammy nomination for Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album.
Photo Courtesy of the Artist and Patel Brown Gallery.
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