Maria Lulu Varona (b. 1993, San Juan, Puerto Rico) also named ‘lulu’, lives and works between Puerto Rico and New York City. Varona learned her embroidery techniques from her grandmother growing up applying it to make works addressing contemporary conditions. She has exhibited at Bronx Art Space, New York (2017) Roberto Paradise, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2017), Flux Factory, Brooklyn, NY (2019), MACO Feria de arte, Mexico City (2020), Embajada, San Juan Puerto Rico (2020), amongst other group shows at independent galleries spaces. Also have participated in art-residencies such as International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, NYC (2018), Flux Factory in Queens, NYC (2019), Program for Independent studies at the Contemporary Arts Museum of Puerto Rico (2020), and at Artist Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions in rural southwest Wisconsin (2021). She develops narratives through cross-stitching, creating stories that explore existential inquietudes as well as time, our relationship with the environment and with ourselves. She also enjoys playing music and performing with her friends.