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JUNE | 2020

In June 2020, the streets bustled with protests, and commerce briefly reopened its doors before shutting down once again. Each week, a new record of deaths was recorded, prompting people to protect themselves as best they could by staying at home, wearing gloves and masks, and maintaining social distance. Masks emerged as a symbol of protection, obscuring individual faces while homogenizing them into a cathartic landscape.


June is a visual chronicle of one of the most tumultuous months during the COVID-19 pandemic, centering on masks as the focal point of an installation. Throughout June 2020, I donned a different mask each day, traversing diverse environments such as supermarkets, parks, and later, at Coalesce: Center for Biological Arts where I 'cultivated' the masks. In the lab, I nurtured the bacteria present on each mask, making them visible to the naked eye and revealing unique colors and shapes. This process yielded a temporal portrait of the various places I visited during this overwhelming month, capturing the essence of a challenging era through the microcosm of bacteria and masks.


2021 · Invisibilia

           El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera, Buffalo, United States

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