Emilio Rojas

Birth placeMexico City Birth date1984

Emilio Rojas aims to push boundaries and create cathartic experiences that encourage the participation of the viewer. He expresses himself through numerous media, as performance, video, photography, public interventions, sculpture and installation. The relation with his own body is not only one of his themes but it has turned into one of his most important media. Pushing his physical and  mental limits, Emilio restructures language, gender, activism, the ritual, tradition, the migratory processes and sexuality.

 

His works have been exhibited in United States, Mexico, Canada, Austria, England, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia. He participated at the 54th Venice Biennale as part of the Pirate Camp: Stateless Pavilion, a residency program for young international artists. He is currently living in Chicago, where he is exploring collaboration, alternative exhibition spaces, with a focus in social practice and public interventions. He holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Film Video and Integrated Media.

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