Alicia explores topics of identity, gender and race in art through photography, video-performance, and performance. Her work investigates the actions that live in the liminal space between what is controllable and uncontrollable, enjoyable and unpleasant, funny and serious. Drawing from conceptual ism, feminism, and body culture, she uses her own body to create narratives that examine human's cap... read moreability to cope with systems of power. These narratives speak to the importance of the cycle of growth, knowledge, physical and mental strength, that battle the constant struggle of the women, LGBTO, and POC experience throughout their lives. Drifting away from the sexual and sexualized femme fatale, she shares her experiences to contemplate histories of representation, inner battles, insecurities, and the acts to overcome them.
Keywords: Video, video installation, performance, race, gender, person of color, an immigrant Latina, visual artist, weightlifting, bodybuilding, gym, Cuba, Cuban artist.read less