Born in Ecuador and raised in Brooklyn, NY - I draw from ancestral Andean knowledge to weave, knot, and bundle materials into object-artifacts and ritualistic performances that collide traditional modes of cultural production with materials and processes of construction labor.
As an artist and migrant, I often find myself living and working in areas in the process of great social movement and displacement. I meander through and extract materials from parking lots, construction sites, gutters, and dumpsters; sites of transition at the fringes of urban infrastructure where memories and materials get left behind.
Collecting, reshuffling and reconfiguring materials (including the body) that are worked by laborers who are often migrants - is a de-colonizing strategy that carries on ancestral knowledge, and opens possibilities for an expanded understanding of identity and place through material. Taking one world apart to make another.