I am a visual artist and filmmaker, originally from Madrid (Spain). For years, I have lived and worked between New York City, Los Angeles, Madrid, and Mexico City.
My work is research and fieldwork-based and explores the intersection between social and geological layers within the frame of art politics, anthropology, and ecology to create installations in which I use photography, video, and archival material as the main language. This form of combining cultural and natural landscape allows me to delve into consequences of these relationships, some of them being environmental racism, ecological debt, corporate imperialism, resilience and, especially, the importance of decolonizing, not just history but also our concept of nature and the construction we have made of it.
My ideas and artistic process involve other artists, scientists, academics, and activist organizations from different fields invested in promoting social and cultural empowerment as tools for expanding art and creativity. The goal is to expand the way in which people can create alternative ways of living, understanding the world, and collaborating to make change possible.
In my projects I establish a geopolitical conversation between different regions within a historical-temporal cycle, establishing a dialogue between case studies on local and intermediate scales that illustrate a larger picture. In the process, I am committed to exploring the relationship between race, class, gender, and nature in the current moment of climate crisis and return of nationalism, euro-skepticism, and anti-immigration attitudes, since the impacts of these issues are not equally distributed between social classes and geographies.
I aim to investigate experiences that we consider belonging to the other but are not just so, using ecological analysis as a means of understanding human history. This implies pluralizing geological and historical thought as a political project of resisting, transforming or escaping the western tradition within the scope of environmental history.
2017 Whitney Independent Study Program. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
2015 MFA Photography & Media e Integrated Media. California Institute of the Arts -CalArts, Los Angeles, USA
2012 Higher Studies Photography. Syracuse University, Departament: Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse, New York, USA
2011 Official Master’s Degree in Contemporary Art from the European University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
2010 Bachelor’s degree of Arts, C.E.S Felipe II, Complutense Universitiy of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
2003 Higher Studies in Geological Sciences (U.C.M), Madrid, Spain
1999 Higher Studies in Philosophy (U.C.M), Madrid, Spain
(F)Actors en Route, Centro de Creación Contemporánea CRA, Matadero, Madrid, Spain