My artwork is informed by cultural rituals, critical thinking and radical activism. It’s an ongoing research practice giving birth to queer imaginaries intersecting with art, activism and life itself. These explorations are mostly based on the reading of mestizo/indigenous rituals in Latin America through a cuir/cochon/marica (queer) lens. My methodology rest on attending rituals, visiting site specific locations and questioning the political context utilizing transvestism or travestismo as a weapon for political action aiming for social change. Although not all my performances or artivist projects involve transvestism.
Most often my performances are durational long walks in public spaces, taking the objects and costumes I imagine in the intimacy of my own memories out to the public sphere to interact with the audience. The objects I create they work as traces of the ephemeral action and these performances are registered with different mediums.
Another aspect of my work is related to Operación Queer collective which I’ve founded with Nicaragua based academics, artists and activists back in 2013. At the moment I’m interested in object based art practice without necessarily a performative component to it, specially since occupying the public space at the moment in Nicaragua is extremely dangerous.
I’m also a non binary local queer activist working with different human rights organizations facing the April 19 2018 Nicaraguan humanitarian crisis and dictatorial regime of Ortega-Murillo.