I am an artist, researcher and social activist, working with experimental and documentary practices, in video-art, cinema and installation.
My work is concerned with the changing nature of revolutionary praxis, what’s often referred to as political and activist art. I developed a dialogue between overloaded categories, such as political, oppositional and subversive art, to encourage reflection, not only about the efficacy of artistic forms of resistance, but also about the very nature of political art.
I am interested in material culture and the transnational seen through the lenses of critical theory and postmodern geography, using notions such as discursive diasporas, geographies of exclusion, and structural violence. My research and practice engages with the disappearance of personal and collective memory and how, through political and activist art, novel configurations of memory can be re-instituted.
Born in 1977 in the city of Leon in Mexico, from the marriage between Reynaldo Arroyo and Leticia Avila. I moved to Montreal to live with my only sister, Ivon, in 2004. Happily married to Anggie since 2009, we both consider Montreal our new home. Leonardo-Kai, our son, was born in December 2011. He is now learning to talk, calling me Papa every morning. We are all together in this dance.
My latest piece Salix Tree is presenting in the following festivals.
Smita Patil Documentary Film Festival
December 13, 2015.
Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal – RIDM
November 12-22, 2015.
IV Festival Internacional de Documentales de Antofagasta
November 10-14, 2015.