Elisa Garcia de la Huerta
Memory churns the psyche, itself a churn of memories. My multidisciplinary work explores the periphery of interior space once colonized. Nostalgic murmurs, veils, layers and scars approximate the secret crevices lodging the physiological residues of conditioned vulnerability – the emotional gaps and psychological lacunae in which we hide, and heal.
Adopting a wide array of media – photography, video, fabric collage, installation and experimental painting, performance – I trace the boundaries of genre, using formal devices such as concealment, juxtaposition and projection to comment on the postmodern performativity of race, gender and sexual identity.
Elisa Garcia de la Huerta was born in Santiago, Chile on March 19th, 1983. She received her BFA at Universidad Finis Terrae, Chile in 2006. She lived in London, UK in 2007. In 2008 she received the Chilean National Scholarship to do her Master in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts. She got her MFA at SVA in 2011. She currently lives in New York City where she develops her interdisciplinary art practice independently and as a member of the feminist art performance collective The Push Pops with whom she has received a NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship, BAC Brooklyn Arts Council Grant and has been nominee for Rema Hort Mann Visual Arts Grants and did Soho20 Residency. She has shown her work or perform at the Brooklyn Museum and in galleries such us C24, Soho20, Whitebox, Apexart, Stephan Stoyanov and Artespacio which has been reviewed by Artnet TV, BOMBlog, Art Fag City, The Brooklyn Paper, El Mercurio and Artishock among others.