Restoration of The Mural


I seek to problematize the reading of the mural as a naturalized representation of a national identity exposing instead the process of signification. The photographs are made by the intervention of the history of a singular body, my own body, the body of a Mexican woman. I project educational slides of Mexican murals onto a grid of light sensitive paper and then employ performative gestures making use of my body as a dodge and burn tool to alter, obscure or obfuscate the image. During the developing process, using gestures akin to “painting,” I deconstruct the mural by splashing and dripping developer. The gestural and textural interferences I create deny a clear view of what’s represented. Now the links between the knowledge/information that the mural contains (references and resistances to colonial domination) and a new discursivity can proliferate, the artistic gestures become pointed, in dialogue with the mural.


"Vices of the rich"


Medium: Gelatin Silver 

Dimensions: 40"x 48"

Date: 2016 


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"The trade"


Medium: Gelatin Silver 

Dimensions: 40"x 72" 

Date: 2016 

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