I work at the intersection between contemporary art and contemporary anthropology. My double training (PhD in Anthropology and MFA in Art) stimulates me to create site-specific, inter-disciplinary, and cross-genre interventions that build on my long-term exposure to borderlands and border zones. In the last years, I have been designing a set of intermedia practices that reflect on the border as a mobile category of experience, of imagined and conceptual mediations, disciplinary negotiations, and geopolitical articulations. In creating a wide range of intermedia practices, mainly installation and video works, I have tried to create conceptual and evocative interventions that are less about documenting, translating or representing the Other, and more about moving alongside and contemplating the nature of desire in border zones. I have been dwelling around intensive ‘nodes’ of political and poetic concerns and assembling images and material within an inter-regional ecology of sites (Mexico, Italy, United States especially). Ultimately, these fieldwork-based interactions nourish my ongoing inquiry into an expanding constellation of images and concepts: trace, echo, fold, secret, flow.
Writing on the Artist
2016 Tijuana Transa: Transa as Metaphor and Theory on the US–Mexico Border, by Jennifer Reimer in Journal of Transnational American Studies
2016 The Incurable-Image: Curating Post-Mexican Film and Media Arts, by T. Elhaik, Edinburgh Press
2015 "Fiamma Montezemolo, Traces," Mike Watson, Art Review, October 2015 [pdf]