ARTIST STATEMENT: I grew up between Caracas and New York. From a very early age, I
remember being called the ‘gringo’ whilst in Venezuela and
conversely, the ‘venezu-alien’ when visiting the United States. This
compartmentalized upbringing is where my work situates itself on this
Trained as an architect, I am inspired by the social
histories architecture can imbue to personal experience, geographical
memory and collective histories. Through drawing and sculpture, I
attempt to recreate ideas about home and belonging through fictive
landscapes and imagined spaces.
My Venezuelan, American, Jewish
and Queer identities are in question and my work is a way to map and
navigate this complex cultural terrain. Grandson to Eastern European
Nazi refugees, I am interested in defining these three queries:
How do we trace diaspora?
How do we measure displacement?
How do we define belonging?