ARTIST STATEMENT

I’m a queer Latino artist from Bogotá, Colombia who feels both responsible and passionate about making art that gives visibility to the oppressed. I intend to awaken moral resistance from vivid images of physical resistance.

I see art as an occupier of space, a physical form that can start to be seen as an act of resistance by the way it invites people in dialogue with each other. Process is always visible in my work because it gives materials a narrative that extends beyond form and implies a history that becomes palpable.

Investigation, conversation, and interaction are the three core values of my work because they give the people a credible voice that contributes to their visibility. I intend to be the bridge through which these voices are given a seat, a support, a voice. 

 

education

California College of the Arts

B.F.A.  Individualized Major Furniture Design & Craft

Minor Social Practice & Community Engagement

San Francisco, California

 

honors

~ Member of Student Honor's Program, California College of the Arts, 2015

~ Impact Award Winner as a member of the Weaving Nature Project. California College of the Arts. 2016

 

experience

Bamboo Research Center

July-August 2015

Auroville, India 

Designed Art Installation for Auroville's Youth Festival. The installation was built collaboratively with the help of volunteers from the bamboo center, local youth, villagers, and Aurovillians. This active collaboration aims to represent the bamboo as a symbol of unity. The process of building the structure collaboratively reinvents Auroville and the bioregion as a community with no hierarchical boundaries, but rather as a group of universal forces that come together with the goal of attainting a higher sense con consciousness in unity. 

 

Publications

THE ACKNOWLEDGED BENCH

NATURE ENCIRCLES ME, SHE SPEAKS VISUALLY

 

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