Chaveli Sifre

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Puerto Rican artist, Chaveli Sifre, centers her work on healing practices, the sense of smell, botany, and the belief systems constructed around them. She creates installations, scents, paintings, and performative rituals that recover the long-lost intersections between science, spirituality, perfumery, medicine, magic, and care. Through her scent-based works, Sifre brings smells of the Caribbean into the exhibition space.

Sifre's body of work delves into the cosmology of flora and botanical entities and the hierarchy of the senses, exploring how mechanisms of belief manifest as ritualized mediations toward desire.