Embodying Research / Love Actions

Conceived by Guadalupe Martinez, CUERPO is an ongoing research process that places the body at the centre of knowing and enquires how it may exist within the very function of art production and art education. 

CUERPO is a unique process and methodology where (my) artistic and teaching practices intertwine and intervene public and private spaces. This practice brings together my art and somatic experience where embodied learning is a critical approach to transform conventional systems of art production and education. A holistic process of decolonizing the body and the self, as well as a political way to occupy the often-disembodied spaces of academia and art institutions, allowing for a more expansive space to integrate and share knowledge. I see this project both as an artwork and as a shared process that will bring care, awareness and healing to the relationships within the participating communities. A search for a practice where intimacy, embodiment and somatic activism may intersect.

CUERPO is integrated by a fluid group of young artists and guest mentors

Photos by Guadalupe Martinez and Yasmine Whaley-Kalaora