Trinidad Vasconez was born and raised in Ecuador and came to USA as a teenager to pursue her BFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is an artist, educator, woman, and an active entity within the Latinx community and an immigrant to this country.
My life experiences as a traveler as well as living in different countries have pushed me to dig introspectively within my own identity and understand who she am and where I come from. My practice as an artist arises from the dialogues I create with people and how those instances expand into larger conversations, which become its own texture as well as a part of my process material. These interactions help confront and acknowledge sociopolitical, economical, racial, and geographical differences that exist within human beings, and identify the impact they have on daily circumstances. I consider my art practice a manifestation of self-freedom where others can be participants with a freedom of their own.
About Frida Kahlo’s Rebirth:
Frida Kahlo: An iconic figure of the Mexican culture: female, passionate lover, folk artist, car accident victim, warrior and self-portrait painter, a woman who has more than one story to tell. Frida Kahlo’s Rebirth is a political piece performed in different areas in Chicago, which brings Kahlo back to life into the contemporary date. These images are a documentation of Frida at the Logan Square Arts Festival neighborhood in Chicago. This performance is a sociopolitical manifestation in reaction to gentrification of Latin American communities in Chicago.