Statement



My practice is defined by two branches of research, which reflect a dialogue between extrospection and introspection: On the first one, the most extrospective, I study Latin America’s historical circumstances by deconstructing the social, political, and economic fabrics that define them. I aim to dismantle dehumanizing myths by visualizing the paradoxes between what is said about us and our reality.

With the second branch, I attempt to disclose the underlying Catholic origin of Latin American cultural burdens, such as glorifying poverty, guilt, and self-humiliation. I use visual codes inherited from the colonial process to reveal these structures. The concept of Vanitas appears constantly in this branch. Originating in the book of Ecclesiastes, it states how the ephemerality of life divests existence from any transcendental sense.

Performativity is the common thread between these branches, expressed in a post-mediatic language. I use everything at my reach–live performance, photography, video, and other forms of time-based media– to express the transformative potential of action.

In my practice, Latinx culture’s interpersonal proximity is key for creating experiences that connect with the audience’s emotions. I use my artistic process to understand my social and political reality more deeply. I seek to make my work a pedagogical device from which my audiences and I can learn more about who we are and our place in history.



Other statement

Use as few elements as possible

Present clearly defined actions and materials to enhance real or suggested performativity

Proximity—literal, figurative—increases tension and engagement

Materials are a discourse. The body is a material

Vulnerability is a strength

Address Venezuela’s historical circumstances by deconstructing the social, political, and economic fabrics

Subvert the burden of Catholicism’s culture of self-sacrifice and martyrdom

Reflect on the awareness of our own death, as a path to make sense out of existence

Show the paradoxes of economic value, through everyday social dynamics

You have permission to laugh


If that does not convince you, try this one:


Art expresses what philosophy and science cannot because Art can express contradiction

Matter is contradictory

Performance Art is contradictory

Latin America is contradictory

Venezuela is contradictory

USA is contradictory

Life is contradictory

Human Nature is contradictory

I am contradictory

Everything I say about my work is true, but it is also a lie


If that does not work either, try this other one:


My subconscious makes my work for me

I read the Bible

I listen to Gregorian Chants

I read about Latin American economy and its historical failures

I visualize the making in my mind. Then I go directly to the making

I use ephemeral materials very often because life is ephemeral very often

The form is brief because my attention is brief

The content is labyrinthic because my thought is labyrinthic


If that is still not clear, this could be helpful:


My art practice is like euthanasia to Modernism while being pregnant with its baby