Statement

 

My work in installation employs everyday objects, botanic imagery and textiles to explore the intersection between economic factors, socio-political narratives and nature.

As a Latin American artist, I investigate how colonialism and overexploitation through history shape land and the people interaction with the territory. Through my practice, I aim to reveal how traces of that narrative are still present in our everyday encounters with nature: access to green spaces and nature, the disruption of the commons and the physical and rhetorical barriers around them.

Notions of botanic and the exploration of the garden as a place for social organization, conservation and resistance are a key part of my practice. In my installations and textile work, the sense of nature, land, and bodies as abstract commodities coexists with the gathering of plants, humans and more-than-humans. Sometimes they struggle, sometimes they convene, reorganize. However, all these elements participate in the attempt for imagining alternative social formations through the creation of emblems and mottos for speculative futures, where the making of flags is the arena where these alternative relations are imagined and performed, and the search for their land is the following collective task.

 

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