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.
This was an installation in one of the cells of the prison (JVA-Weimar). I made a path with dead insects. Most of them I collected in jail, some of them I bought and others came from my country,Peru. I tried to create a link with migration and fragility- also with the loophole that there is in law related with migrants.
In their own environment all of these insects will be invisible or camouflage in the nature. But in an urban environment these are completely vulnerable, between flies and bees, the butterflies and the beetles are exposed. Thus, in the public space people supposedly are part of a mass without identity but what happens with people of different race, gender or age, that are evidently not part of it?
“Künstler der Pazific-Allianz” Maria-Reiche-Saal Embassy of Peru. Berlin-Germany.
"There is an exhibitions in the prison" JVA Weimar-Germany.