(they, them) b. 1979, El Paso, TX
Vick Quezada is an interdisciplinary artist that explores hybrid forms in Indigenous-Latinx history and the function of these histories in contested lands, primarily in the US-Mexico border region. They work with a variety of mediums: video, sculpture, and ceramics. They incorporate man-made and natural elements, like dirt, soil, flora, corn, and combine them with found objects like bricks, reclaimed trash, chains, and barbed wire. Quezada categorically is a Rascuache Chicanx artist, one who repurposes and stylizes found objects. Their work explores liberation through an approach that is rooted in queer and Aztec Indigenous knowledge, histories, and aesthetics.
Quezada holds a BA from the University of Texas at El Paso and an MFA from UMass Amherst. Their work has been exhibited across the Northeast and featured in Hyperallergic, BOMB Magazine, Transgender Studies Quarterly, and Remezcla. Quezada’s work is included in El Museo del Barrio’s current exhibition La Trienal 20/21. Quezada has been in residency at Vermont Studio and this summer will be attending MassMoca’s Assets for Artists residency, North Adams, MA.