In April of 2018, I was invited to showcase new work with more than 20 other Latinx artists in a multi-disciplinary group exhibition, Ni Aquí Ni Allá. My contribution consisted of paper-sculpted hallacas, a Venezuelan tamale and a Christmas tradition. Each hallaca was filled with a crumpled self portrait and wrapped in a sheet of overly sexualized women.
This work speaks to the internal struggle I experience as a gender non-conforming woman. I find there is a constant shifting between respecting familiar traditions and challenging the expectations placed upon me, purely based on my assigned gender.