I am an artist and a writer based in Melbourne, Australia (born in Mexico, 1989). My work often takes the form of pop paraphernalia or with more prominence, video. A common theme running through my practice is identity and the politics of media-audience identification, focusing on ideas surrounding gender, race and ethnicity. I speak from a perspective of difference, favoring the disturbance of normative paradigms. In the context of identity, I have a predilection for illegibility, rupture, border crossing and dis-identification. I approach these markers from a genealogical and theoretical perspective - often located within a queer or post-colonial discourse - undermining their cohesiveness and drawing connections between historical renderings and contemporary pop cultural representations. However, I oppose the perpetuation of binary relations and euro centrism typical of neo-colonialism and rather concentrate on locating a position of empowerment that conceptualizes the subject beyond the colonial encounter.
Most recently I completed a Summer Studio residency at Blindside ARI (Aus) and screened my work at Melbourne Now’s Rooftop Transmissions (Aus), and Stuttgarter Filmwinter (De). In 2013 my work was exhibited in a solo show at Seventh Gallery (Aus) and featured at the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize (Aus), The Substation Art Prize (Aus), WRO 15th Media Art Biennale (Poland), Channels Video Art Festival (Aus) and Currents Santa Fe International New Media Festival (New Mx, USA). In the past it has been exhibited in the context of artist-run spaces, galleries and museums including the Torrance Art Museum (L.A., USA), Museum of Art (Lodz, PL), Contemporary Museum Wroclaw (PL), Museum in Koszalin (PL), National Art School Gallery (Syd, Australia), Kings ARI (Melb, Australia), Varna City Art Gallery (Bg), and screened in film/video art festivals around the world.
I am co-director of the Melbourne Video Art Society, an ARI without a space with the intention to promulgate video art culture.