For the past two years my practice has been primarily focused on archives, both for historical research and as a method for the record-keeping of history. I often construct intricate narrative structures supported by such archives (written documents and film photography), as platforms for establishing connections between untold or “minor” histories and larger narratives of modernity and colonialism. I’ve worked with the Field Museum’s ornithological (the study of birds) and anthropological collections, as well as the archives at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. I have also worked on producing fictional archives of my own work as a metaphor for locating personal history within larger political contexts. As an immigrant Venezuelan artist, I’m committed to interrogating the relationship between history and power, as these two paradigms have deeply affected the way I think about identity and culture.