CISLANDERUS Cultural Project | CISLANDERUS Exhibition at Louisiana State Museum

Exhibitions, Screenings, and Performances

Over the past five years, Thenesoya has been engaged in a cultural and artistic project that parallels her dissertation research: CISLANDERUS. This work, in collaboration with photographer Aníbal Martel, combines ethnographic and migration studies with documentary photography and video to explore Eighteenth Century Spanish-Canarian immigration to Louisiana, and its evolution up to the present day. The project has resulted in a short documentary film she has written and produced, Canarians in the United States, and a traveling photographic exhibition both in Spain and the United States—currently on view at Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, for a two-year show. To know more, visit


  • November 2019 - March 2020