Clau Rocha is an interdisciplinary artist, thinker, and writer. They received their BA in Studio Art and BA in Interdisciplinary Studies – Latinx Narratives from Western Washington University in 2020, and are a current candidate for a MA in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Their hybrid research-studio work centers on themes of ritual as reclamation and ritual as a method of uncovering the lost and unknown. Their work also utilizes intuition, divination, and somatic action to re-envision ancestral ritual practices as a means of re-contextualizing current archival methods as intentional spaces of healing. Clau’s current projects focus on experimenting with collaborative ritual practices and communal acts of intuitive divinatory work.
Petition, 2021, Handmade paper, dried marigolds, candles, jar, water, and egg, 8 x 8 in.