My practice as a visual artist is focused on creating bridges - physical or symbolic - between individuals and / or communities; that have different cultures and geographic spaces. My work has transversal axes as: marginality, exclusion and invisibility. These are related to deep issues such as: migration, racism and particularly the historical memory associated with the internal armed conflict in Peru (1980 - 2000), which I have been developing for two years, creating a Memory Space with a specific community.
Formally, my work is in macro or micro scale; and for specific sites. My practice can be individual as well as collective. I believe in co-creation processes, as an individual, I am part of the collective artist group FIBRA ( www.fibracolectivo.com ) and as part of the community, we made a Memory Space with the people of Hualla in Ayacucho, Peru; and with nature, a project with Ostra mushrooms – bio materials.
Small gesture of commemoration is an intervention in the coast of Lesbos, Greece. In 2016, the migration crisis from Syria intensified and a lot of Syrians died trying to cross the Aegean Sea.
This intervention was a personal gesture to honor those who have died and disappeared in this travel.
Stacking stones one above another is an act to say I remember you, not only in Jewish culture, but also in the Peruvian Andes. The motives are varied: Some are made to give thanks to sacred places, others are built at roadsides in order to ask for a good trip, but also to commemorate the dead.