Rafael Soldi

For Peruvian American artist and curator Rafael Soldi, who incorporates video, photography, installation, text, and performance art into his work, images remain at the core of his practice. He describes his work as centering on “how queerness and masculinity intersect with larger topics of our time such as immigration, memory, and loss.” Interlacing his personal history with collective memory to create a visual language that others can relate to, Soldi also explores how gendered expectations can be “encoded—and subverted—within language and childhood games.” His recent compositions catalog a “type of masculinity largely governed by a violence that barely conceals an urgent need for intimacy and connection.”

Source: The Latinx Project