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Noticiero, 2002/2017
Video, sound,10 minutes on loop, television set, wall mount
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.





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”
Detail of drawing

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.





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 text is inspired by male homosexual desires published in the personals section of porn magazines from the early 1980s.





Amigxs, No. 1, 2017
Zine, 5" x 8.25"

Amigxs is a zine of photographs of my 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. 1 is available in New York at Printed Matter and Bureau of General Services—Queer Division (BGSQD), and in Tallinn, Estonia at Lugemik.



Amigxs, No. 1, (Michael Funk), 2017
Zine, 5" x 8.25"



Amigxs, No. 1, (John Arthur Peetz and Carlos Motta), 2017
Zine, 5" x 8.25"



Amigxs, No. 1, (Vivian Crockett), 2017
Zine, 5" x 8.25"



Amigxs, No. 1, (Self-portrait with Brendan Mahoney, Carlos Martiel and Jorge Sánchez), 2017
Zine, 5" x 8.25"



Amigxs (Self-portrait with Brendan Mahoney, Carlos Martiel and Jorge Sánchez), 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 with dancers to choreograph a full-length production.



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



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