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2021 SPE Annual Conference: Imagining Legacy: Archives, Collections, and Memoria

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Roxana Marroquin


Saturday, November 10 - 9:00AM to 10:00AM
Visual Arts Building (Building 17)

I have a memory that is distant and old, which is beginning to unveil itself to me. Through the camera lens and artistic process, I search for this memory along the lines of my skin, among the places I inhabit, inside the depths of my dreams, and within the dark remote places of my subconscious. What this memory holds I'm not quite sure. I am only aware that it has to do with where I am from, my stubborn and rebellious nature that refuses to conform, and a restlessness that pushes me to create. Also, with a connection to Earth and everything around me.

Through my photographic work, I explore the memories of home. El Salvador, the country of my birth is my home, although I have lived in the US for twenty-four years. Since leaving my homeland as a child, I have gone back numerous times and each time I walk through the streets, peek into people's faces, or ride in the back of pick-up trucks taking in the landscape, I find myself in search of something. In search of home... In search of self... In search of the child I was when I left and of the woman I would have become had I stayed in my homeland.


Roxana Marroquin
Roxana Marroquin

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