Emmanuela Soria Ruiz is a multidisciplinary artist and educator based in Philadelphia. Through both research-based and intuitive methodologies, her work investigates hegemonies embedded in personal histories, mythology, literature, and history of architecture. Her work has been exhibited at multiple venues in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Berlin, Marrakech and Granada. In 2020 she obtained her MFA at the University of Pennsylvania.



Julia Gladstone is an artist working in the expanded field of choreography to figure socialites. Forms take shape through performance, sculpture, video, and experimental pedagogy. Her work has been presented in France, Belgium, Israel, and across the U.S. She is a recipient of the DAAD Fellowship in Performing Arts, organizes Clouds Gathering performance festival, and is a certified facilitator of Deep Listening. She is currently a MFA candidate at University of Pennsylvania.

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Cherry Street Pier & Race Street Pier

121 N. Columbus Blvd

Philadelphia PA 19106


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