Born in Venezuela. Migrated to Trinidad and Tobago in 2002. They have been actively producing and exhibiting work since 2009. Exhibited work in Trinidad, Bahamas, Venezuela, Colombia, Scotland, Germany, and the US. They were selected to be part of the residency program OAZO AIR in The Netherlands in 2013 and Beta Local’s 2016 Itinerant Seminar in Puerto Rico. In 2013, co-founded See You on Sunday, an artist collective committed to arts education. They lecture at The University of Trinidad and Tobago and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
Fulbright Scholar 2018-2020
MFA Painting and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University
BA Special Visual Arts, University of the West Indies
Since I found the Slave Registry of Trinidad and Tobago in 2015, I have taken a deep dive into what is my Blackness. I used the document as a point of departure to research other components of the African Slave Trade. I became interested in aspects of the slave trade that repeat themselves in varying ways in the present. Aspects such as labor, death, erasure, oppression, violence, and discrimination are profoundly present. Even though the slave trade managed to dehumanize millions of Black people, with the consequence of continuing to do so in the present, we can find hope, resistance, and resilience.
An essential part of the research is an inquiry regarding material associated with the history of the slave trade. I employ these materials in my work to articulate aspects of race, identity, culture, politics, and spirituality. Some of my works are installations that require a live component for activation, some works are sculptural, and occasionally these objects become props for a live performance.