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Cara Romero

Indigenous Futurity

A photographic artwork of a man in a blue space suit and helmet is suspended in the air, surrounded by floating corn cobs
A photograph of a woman against a pink background, wearing sunglasses and illuminated by green lighting with electrodes attached to her face
Gikendaaso, 2022 © Cara Romero

Fotografiska is pleased to present a selection of recent photographs by Cara Romero. In this body of work, Romero creates surreal and vibrant portraits that enact an Indigenous Futurity, tethered to Indigenous sciences and knowledges.

In the artist’s own words: “The work I’ve made within the genre of Indigenous Futurisms really came from a deep creative space of wanting to play, of wanting to be imaginative, of wanting to talk about those connections to time and the power of Indigenous women.”

Gallery Closure: Cara Romero: Indigenous Futurity will close at 2pm on Wednesday, October 11.


In a photographic practice that blends documentary and commercial aesthetics, Cara Romero, an enrolled citizen of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, creates stories that draw from intertribal knowledge to expose the fissures and fusions of Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural memory, collective history, and futurity.

Romero’s award-winning photography is included in many public and private collections internationally, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, The Smithsonian, The British Museum, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.