Cristina Tufiño (b. 1982, San Juan, Puerto Rico) currently lives and works in Caguas, Puerto Rico after completing her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA in 2013, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine in 2012, her BFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI (2007) and her BA in Art History from the University of Puerto Rico in 2003. Inspired by consumer goods, industrial debris and autobiographical narratives and objects, Tufiño addresses her practice as an archaeologist hoarder rummaging through a broad cultural system of references, with a particular nod to artifacts and museological aesthetics. Her multimedia works arise from a process of assembling, associating and translating images and ideas inspired by seemingly oppositional languages and spaces. Tufiño's ceramic sculptures, installations, drawings, videos, prints and photographic compositions give a new meaning to post-studio practices and the use of social debris of our time. Her work was featured in solo exhibitions at Galeria Agustina Ferreyra, Mexico City, DF (2019) and Jane Hartook Gallery, New York, NY (2018). Recent selected group exhibitions include: El Momento del Yagrumo (curated by Marina Reyes), Contemporary Art Museum, San Juan, PR (2021); The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art (curated by Maria Elena Ortiz), Perez Art Museum (PAMM), Miami, FL (2019); Millenium Mambo, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY (2018); Gran Turismo, Selena Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, NY (2018); Clay Today, The Hole, New York, NY (2018); The Axis of Evil, Ruberta, Los Angeles, CA (2017); and I GO, YOU GO, GOOD TO GO (curated by Rirkrit Tiravanija & Gavin Brown), Uncleborther, Hancock, NY (2017). She is represented by Galeria Agustina Ferreyra in San Juan, PR and Mexico City, DF.