Statement

As a Mexican, and Latin American artist, my decolonial practical-theoretical artistic and pedagogical approach draw from Latin American, Indigenous, history, art, and interdisciplinary studies; as well, my working methodology developed from my work and research as an artist, researcher, and educator. The majority of my research consists of archival, museological, on-site research in Latin America, Latin American Indigenous and colonial towns, modern cities, and everyday life in Latin American societies, and their diasporas in Canada and abroad. In this way, the aim of my research, both practical and theoretical, is to shed light on contemporary Mexican and Latin American societies through art, politics, through my analysis of the baroque in the region. Furthermore, as a Mexican artist and scholar, living and working in the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, known as Vancouver, in Canada since 2011, I bring a unique perspective to discourses on Latin American and Indigenous art, theory, and philosophy with the aim of expanding the fields of philosophy and contemporary art in a Latin Americanist perspective. In my art practices and teaching, I bring this experience and background to share and connect with societies in order to seek new expressions and possibilities to think, produce, and activate our roles and better understand our implications across the Sem Ānáhuac (so called the Americas), and on a global scale.