In this Creative Conversation, 2016 Artist-in-Residence Misra Walker and Commissioned Artist Ro Garrido started their exchange through a conversation on Snapchat which then evolved into a phone conversation about some of the questions and concerns that were brought up through their Snapchat exchange. In this conversation they ruminate on the politics of representation, accountability as artists working in community, navigating the art world as artists of color, and ultimately their love for the place where they grew up. In the video below you will find a collage of their snaps along with their phone conversation:
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Ro Garrido (Create Change Fellow ’14) is a Queens based artist born in Lima, Peru. Ro is a self-taught, multi-disciplinary artist whose work grapples with themes of memory, intimacy, loss and particularly how they relate to social and political histories. Through collage,mixed media, sculpture, installation, photography, and writing, Ro seeks to build a creative practice that is able to untangle and transform.
Misra Walker graduated from Cooper Union in 2015 where she studied fine arts. Her work mixes many disciplines such as printmaking, photography, video, and graphic design. She is interested in using her art as a tool to empower change within a social and environmental scale.