Mayra Citlalli Rojo Gómez
photo: Nonzuzo Gxekwa

Mayra Citlalli Rojo Gómez (*1980 in Mexico City) is an interdisciplinary researcher in visual arts, discourses of the body and bioprocesses. Her artistic and design production focuses on the experimentation and critique of bio-art and the notion of the monster. Rojo Gómez has a PhD in art history, she developed a postdoctoral research on biomaterials in the area of bioprocesses and design sciences at UAM Cuajimalpa. Her recent postdoctoral research “Las muertes de Gutenberg: nosotros organísmico” is being carried out in the area of Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Criticism at UAM Xochimilco. She has been selected for research stays and artistic residencies in Switzerland, Finland, Germany, Brazil and Mexico. Her work has also been exhibited and published in Portugal, Switzerland, Barcelona, United Kingdom, Brazil, Chile, Greece, Vienna, Sweden and Mexico.

Monsters grow in the interstice of transformation. Their manifestations are the interference in the colonial history of Latin America. Their clamor announces the rebellion of symbols and the experience of impossibility. Imagining them is the unexpected and contradictory act of the dissidents.
There is no utopia more powerful than transforming daily practices and that is why I believe in the power of the mystery of organic matter, in the image that breaks the barrier of belonging, in the rebellion of the imaginations of monsters that are conjured up in the act of creating.