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Noticiero,
2002/2017
Video, sound,10 minutes on loop, television set, wall mount, chroma green screen wall
Installation view

Noticiero [“Newscast” in Spanish] is a video installation of footage that I recorded as a child in a makeshift studio that I created in my fatherʼs apartment in Bogotá, Colombia. In this footage I performed as a newscaster by reading Colombiaʼs evening news from July 6, 2002.







En Vivo y En Directo
, 2018-
Performance, television studio

En Vivo y En Directo is a performance in the form of a live news variety show that I host. The show brings together artists and activists to perform and discuss news stories, historical events, and political issues in a multitude of languages and mediums. The show can be viewed online and live during the broadcast to witness the production of television and the construction of meaning and history.

CUE: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 7pm
Guests: Jorge Sánchez, Pamela Sneed, Carlos Motta and John Arthur Peetz, Mariam Bazeed with Eylem Basaldi
Crew: Mason Wilson, Morgan Hayes, Adrienne Bennett Boom, Kimari Hazward, Justin Wolf

CUE: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 7pm
Guests: Tania Bruguera, Ella Boureau with Eléonore Weill, Susie Day, Patricia Hoffbauer
Crew: Mason Wilson, Morgan Hayes, Adrienne Bennett Boom, Kimari Hazward, Trevor Munch

Toronto Biennial: Friday, September 27, 2019, 7pm
Guests: Pamela Sneed, Andil Gosine, Maryem Tollar and Ernie Tollar
Crew: Mishann Lau, Erum Khan







Camilo Godoy: Debtor (Citibank)
, 2019
Stainless steel, 34" x 3" x 5"

Camilo Godoy: Debtor is a series of four sculptures in the form of animal branding irons. Each sculpture represents the logo of the four financial institutions that own my student loan debt: Citibank, Firstmark Services, Great Lakes, and Navient. 







Diplomacy (Touching a declassified CIA report from 1955 about organizations of petroleum workers in Mexico and a film still from a 1955 broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Company of the 1949 choreography The Moor’s Pavane by José Limón)
, 2019
Newspaper stick, inkjet print on newsprint, 46 x 35 inches






Diplomacy,
2019
Photograph of a rehearsal

Diplomacy was a performance with musician Brandon Lopez and dancer Miguel Angel Guzmán inside the Orozco Room, The New School. This performance explored the politics of the Cold War and how they intersected with U.S. government support of art.







Shock and Awe
, 2003/2018
Video, sound, 60 minutes, Digital8 8mm Handycam Video Camcorder, tripod
Installation view

Shock and Awe is an installation of footage that I recorded when I was in the 7th grade in 2003. The footage consists of close-ups of the live television broadcast of the military operation “Shock and Awe.” This event initiated the invasion of Iraq by the United States on Wednesday, March 19, 2003.







Ronald Reagan (1981-1989: AIDS, Culture Wars, Central America, etc.)
, from the series Everybody knows that they are guilty:, 2013-
Human blood on paper, 8.5” x 11”

Everybody knows that they are guilty: is a series of drawings in which I appropriate the signatures of presidents of the United States who have been in power while I’ve been alive. The drawings are made using human blood. The titles of each drawing reference different events related to the political violence associated with these presidents.





Bill Clinton (1993-2001: NAFTA, 1994 Crime Bill, IIRIRA, etc.)
, from the series Everybody knows that they are guilty:, 2013-
Human blood on paper, 8.5” x 11”






Criminal
, 2013
Lavender, blood, semen, HIV, and soap dish, 3.5” x 2.25” x .75”

Criminal is a sculpture in the form of a bar of soap made with lavender, blood, semen and HIV. This piece is accompanied by a wall label stating the law that criminalizes people living with HIV in the location where the sculpture is exhibited.







Personals (2016),
2009-
Business card, 3.5” x 2”

Personals is a series in which I create one business card every year. The texts are inspired by male homosexual desires published in the personals section of porn magazines from the 1970s and 1980s.







AMIGXS, No. 1
, 2017
Offset printed zine, 24 pages, 5" x 8.25"

AMIGXS is a zine of photographs that I take of friends and lovers. This title is a gender-neutral alternative to the Spanish word for “friends.” The centerfold of AMIGXS, No. 1 also took the form of a billboard located at the Southeast corner of Ninth Avenue and 37th Street in Manhattan, presented from November 27–December 24, 2017 and produced by the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York. AMIGXS, No. 1 was launched on November 28, 2017 at ISCP with a reading by artists Ella Boureau, Susie Day, Michael Funk, Jorge Sánchez, Pamela Sneed, and Aldrin Valdez. Video documentation of the reading is available here. AMIGXS, No. 2 was published in 2018. AMIGXS, No. 3 was published in 2019 and launched at the Brooklyn Museum on October 5, 2019 with performances by Joshua Allen, Karlo Bueno Bello, Brian Carlos Contratto, ELSZ, and Cristóbal Guerra. AMIGXS, No. 2 and AMIGXS, No. 3 are available in New York at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division (BGSQD).





AMIGXS, No. 1,
(Self-portrait with Brendan Mahoney, Carlos Martiel and Jorge Sánchez)
, 2017
Offset printed zine, 24 pages, 5" x 8.25"





AMIGXS, No. 2
, 2018
Offset printed zine, 24 pages, 5" x 8.25"





AMIGXS, No. 3
, 2019
Offset printed zine, 24 pages, 5" x 8.25"





Self-portrait with Brendan Mahoney, Carlos Martiel and Jorge Sánchez
from AMIGXS, No. 1, 2017
Billboard, 264” x 120”
Installation view at night






Self-Portrait in Zaquenzipá
, 2006/2016
Color photograph, 4” x 6”

Self-Portrait in Zaquenzipá is a photograph of me when I was a teenager laying on the ground of Zaquenzipá. This is an ancient site of the Muisca Civilization (600 CE - 1600 CE) located in Villa de Leyva, Colombia. It consists of numerous phallic shaped monoliths that were used for astronomical and meteorological observation, as well as for ceremonial purposes—including fertility rituals. In the 1500s, the Spanish encountered this site and named it El Infiernito [The Little Hell].





Choreographic Studies
, 2015-
Color photographs on colored paper, 14” x 17”

Choreographic Studies is an archive comprised of visual representations of sexual gatherings and dances depicted in objects created in different historical moments with a focus on non-Western and Ancient art. I’m using this archive to create a choreography.





Choreographic Studies
, 2015-
Color photographs on colored paper, 14” x 17”





Choreographic Studies
, 2015-
Photograph of a rehearsal at the Leslie-Lohman Project Space, 2018






"What did they actually see?"
, 2018-
Photograph of a rehearsal at Recess with Julianne Cariño and Yolette Yellow-Duke, 2018