Palén Obesa [Paloma Leida Natividad Obergh Santos] is a visual artist and arts administrator who works and lives in the Bronx, NY. She received her BFA in painting and drawing at SUNY Purchase College in 2017. Obesa was originally born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and immigrated to the United States at the age of fifteen.
Through her practice, Obesa has been exploring multiple themes that can be controversial, ominous or too complex to discuss. By doing so, she hopes to open wider and less biased conversations about them. Obesa’s work has been exhibited in multiple venues through New York.