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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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Marivi Ortiz-Shoda

Marivi
Ortiz-Shoda

SPE Member since 2006
Member Chapter: Midwest

Marivi Ortiz-Shoda

SPE member since 2006
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Archival Pigment Inkjet Print

Marivi Ortiz-Shoda

SPE member since 2006
Sexy Cindy Avatars
Archival Pigment Injet Print

Marivi Ortiz-Shoda

SPE member since 2006
fighting for the right to be white
Archival Pigment Injet Print

Marivi Ortiz-Shoda

SPE member since 2006
Eileen riding home on the train
Chromogenic pint

Marivi Ortiz-Shoda

SPE member since 2006
When silence is so very inviting
Archival inkjet print

Marivi Ortiz-Shoda

SPE member since 2006
Secret #34, close-up caption
Archival Pigment Injet Print

Marivi Ortiz-Shoda

SPE member since 2006
Craigslist post
Filer Paper

Marivi Ortiz-Shoda

SPE member since 2006
Hate me
Archival Pigment Injet Print

Marivi Ortiz-Shoda

SPE member since 2006
after school girl talk
Chromogenic pint

Marivi Ortiz-Shoda

SPE member since 2006
No room for silence
Archival inkjet print

about

I use my artwork as a point of entry into understanding the negotiations made by myself as well as others. I am interested in creating awareness related to the ways we connect and communicate in the world, of private fears, longings and self-discovery.

Through the use of photography, video, sound and storytelling, my work focuses on the fluidity of identity construction, continually reshaped and rewritten by experience, culture and history. It is often of a personal nature. I continually ask questions about the desire for connection, about loss, and most currently about the effects of sexual abuse and trauma. I am not striving to resolve the complex dialogue of identity politics but instead seek to expand on the arising discourse by identifying counter-narratives that do not readily assume an understanding of who someone is.

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