Interdisciplinary Artist

Looking for Marina/Buscando a Marina

Looking for Marina, is an ongoing multi-media installation composed of sculptures, video and sound. It focuses on the life of a Mexican woman known as “La Malinche.” She was and still is one of the most controversial figures of the Spanish Conquest. Her name transformed in the term “malinchismo” which is used by Mexicans and Mexican origin populations in the U.S. to refer to community members who “sell out,” adopt the value system of the dominant culture, and implicitly accept the terms of their own subordination. However, I argue that she had agency to speak up and challenge those in power therefore starting a decolonial practice. Her story has tremendous potential to challenge and disrupt normative narratives still assigned to women.