"I re-create different objects and events found within the domestic space through a variety of mediums. They then become components that are manipulated to become surreal entities that emotionally inhabit space but do not physically occupy an area. In doing so, this decision is meant to act as a placeholder for anxiety/joy or an emotional dimension.
My work focuses on addressing the affects American Imperialism has on the children of first-generation immigrants living in the United States through storytelling. I'm interested in the evolution of ideas of home/place as our society continues to push the idea of safety with borders without admitting fault in past interference and disruptions around the world, particularly the destabilization of Latin American countries & U.S. Territories.
My research continues with storytelling and social practice while blurring the lines between personal and public archives. This serves as a basis from which relationships are built with communities to empower them to be able to share their stories and create art from the construction of one’s own emotional dimension.”
Lucero Aguirre (She/They) is from Chicago, Illinois and is an Artist & Educator skilled in Interdisciplinary Practices.
BFA from Illinois State University, MFA from the University of Colorado-Boulder
Lucero currently lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas working & collaborating with the Interweave Community project (www.interweavecommunity.com/ )as an English Instructor for Spanish speakers & Artist-in-Residence working on Arts based workshops focused in multilingual approaches to better serve communities in the area.
Photo by Jasmine Baetz