Emilio Martinez Poppe
Long Island City, Queens
Please tell us of an artist, curator, activist, or project that has influenced you or inspired you?
Caroline Woolard is a friend and collaborator whose practice has influenced me greatly. I first learned about her work while in high school and it really changed the way in which I thought art could function within and outside of art institutions. Since then we have grown a friendship and currently work together with our friend Susan Jahoda on an arts pedagogy project focusing on social equity in arts production. Through our work together and from what I’ve seen in Caroline’s practice I have a wider understanding about the ways artist’s can make spaces for dialogue and critical reflection through engagement with the communities they belong to.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
As an artist, designer, and educator, Emilio works collaboratively to develop tools and facilitate experiences that explore forms of sharing and exchanging knowledge. Their creative and organizing work addresses accessibility, identification and collectivity across platforms.