312/CHI

Chicago-based visual artist, educator, and cultural worker with focuses in image-making, decolonial educational practice, and youth work in Chicago’s underserved communities.



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Chicago-based visual artist, educator, and cultural worker with focuses in image-making, decolonial educational practice, and youth work in Chicago’s underserved communities.

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By Daniel Delgado

    Miguel is an artist native to Chicago’s southside. With perspectives on urban youth, Latindad, and environmental justice, notions of memory, trauma, and decoloniality are of valuable consideration for Miguel. His work in conceptual photography often includes the depictions of Latinx migrant narratives, Chicanx practices, mental illness, and heritage. To do so, he employs methods of portraiture, documentation, and contemporary archive, using imagery to address the dynamism of the Latinx/Xicanx experience. In producing these images, Miguel wishes to variegate the perception of Latinx communities and use his practice as a means for collective an and personal healing.

    In his editorial work, Miguel engages with the "exchange" between various subjects. Whether it is the transaction between the photographer and the photographed, the interaction between two models' expressions of masculinity, or a viewer's emotional response to an image, Miguel sees that the "objectivity" of photography is constantly challenged. With that in mind, he experiments with the rendering of mundane and quotidian imagery, critically undertaking the thematics of beauty in art and fashion.





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