Grimanesa Amorós was born in Lima, Peru, and lives and works in New York City. She is an interdisciplinary artist with diverse interests in the fields of social history, scientific research, and critical theory. Through her art she conveys an ephemeral wonder, entrancing the viewers from all different backgrounds. Her works incorporate elements from sculpture, lighting, video, and technology to create site-specific light sculpture installations that engage architecture and create community. She is a recipient of NEA Visual Artist Fellowship, NEA Artist Travel Grant, Art In Embassies Program of the U.S., and was a speaker at TED Global 2014.