presente is an ongoing series that intervenes directly on the landscape to declare "presente", a cry of protest spoken in Mexican and Mexican American marches to validate the lives of politicized identities who have been murdered. Guzman Velasquez walks into site-specific geographical locations as safe spaces, a wildlife refuge or a residency for people of color, where her writings are placed on the landscape to harmonize the history of the region.
presente (sal del rey), 2020
presente (lazuli residency), 2019
rajados we die, 2019