It´s been a long time since I’ve been written here. Many things have hapenned since the last post, those days where Los Fantasmas were still showing in Montreal.
Good news, Los Fantasmas will be showing in Argentina and Spain this upcoming year, I’ll keep you posted with dates and final spaces. Another news related to Los Fantasmas, I will be soon launching a kickstarter campaign to turn that show into a book that you can take home with you. Many people have asked me to do this and my dear friend Paulie McDermid has written a beautiful intro to it. Thank you in advance for your support.
Elements of my new installation project The Demonstration will be premiering at extraordinary festival Mayworks, at Whippersnapper Gallery (Toronto) during all the month of May. I will be installing for a whole week and as part of the process, you are all welcome to come and chat with me and discover all the secrets of an in-situ installation. Part of The Demonstration will be also showing at Galerie Lilian Rodriguez in Montreal in September.
After spring, my next show will be Genderpoo showing at MU Art Space in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) in June and July for a whole show focusing on gender questioning art. Curators Leonie Baauw and Hanneke Wetzer have selected works and I am super excited that they want Genderpoo to be part of the show. I am also happy to have the opportunity to set up in Eindhoven, facilitate a workshop and get to meet more artist and people.Genderpoo was also shown at Ryerson University in Toronto this february and I had the chance to facilitate a workshop with LGBTQ youth attending Delisle Youth Services STARS program, where we all draw our own washroom sign! The following week I also did a talk with Gay and Lesbian seniors at SPRINT Senior Care centre, where they did also enjoy the little Genderpoo signs. I’m reallly lucky that a project I started in 2008 is still so loved.
On the new projects coming up. I am extremely lucky that my friend Wai-Yant Li wants to host me in their ceramic studio in Montreal for a full month! I will therefore be spending March working with them in a new project. Our previous one, the immersive outdoor installation The Forest of Broken Hearts brought so much inspiration to my life. I can’t wait for the new one.
I will be also working on my graphic novel The City the Night Before, a magical and metaphorical story about people fighting against a criminal system… sounds familiar?
Last but not least. This is my last post from this website template. A new website is being born and it will be on the air on March 1st.
Hopefully there will be time for drawing more animals, going on bike rides, cooking with my loved ones and going places.
Also, don’t forget, I do murals anywhere and I’d love to make one at your place/shop/organization. I also do illustrations and comics.
Winter is over “soon”. Let’s celebrate.