Beatriz Guzman Velasquez is an organizer
addressing the U.S. Southwest/Texas-Mexico border
as a visual artist, poet, curator and educator.
Her practice follows the intersection
of physical, mental and textual borders
and the temporality of their interpretations.
With poetics and the re-organization
of material value, she resists the societal
limitations of the (re)presentation of border gente.
Guzman Velasquez received an MFA from the
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Painting
Drawing Department in 2018. She recently
participated in the New York Foundation for the Arts
Immigrant Artist Program and has been awarded a residency
at Lazuli (forthcoming). She is a member of the collective
Poets Against Walls.