Nelson F. Da Costa was born in in Kwanza, Norte Angola into a family of farmers. In 1984, pushed to leave by Angola’s socio-political situation, he received a scholarship to finish high school in Isla de la Juventud, Cuba. He continued his studies in the province of Pinar del Rio, first training to be an elementary school teacher, and then a special education teacher with a focus in art therapy. In 2002, Nelson immigrated to the United States and received an MFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of fine Arts in Boston. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
This exhibit will be on display from October 4 – December 5, 2017.
Please join us for an Art and Science talk:
Nelson Da Costa will discuss his work alongside Dr. Charles Nelson, Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
12:15 – 1:15 pm
A reception in the Transit Gallery will follow the talk.
This event is sponsored by the Countway Library of Medicine.
For more information please email Tania_Rodriguez@hms.harvard.edu.