Germidos de la Tierra is an installation piece that integrates two Lists of Deaths in ICE Detention Centers between 2003-2017 and 2018- October 2021. I used acquired soil to reembody the names of the deceased.
Beyond the Limits of Confinement
It’s a time-based installation piece made out of fifty-one copper plates. A single plate measures 12″L x 12 W”. Each plate confines a diversity of local and imported produce from Central and South America.
Proclamación, gatherings 1 to 4
Soil of 36 Los Angeles neighborhoods, cal hidratada (hydrated lime), corn masa, various culinary dishes, food items, copper and walnut wood.
Soil from the border that connects Tijuana -Baja California, Mexico and San Ysidro California, cal hidratada (hydrated lime), corn masa, screws, wood, plywood, gypsum board.
Soil of the 2,000 mile long border that connects Mexico and the US, cal hidratada (hydrated lime), corn masa, screws, wood, plywood, gypsum board
Proclamación is a performance/installation were seventeen people gather to eat with their fingers. Some of the dishes were familiar to some people but foreign for others. Each plate was HandMade with local soil, cal hidratada (lime stone) from LatinAmerica, salt, and...
De Norte a Sur, 2019
July 20th to August 10th, 2019 Begins at the US/Mexico border and ends at the Mexico/Guatemala border. U.S- MEXICO-GUATEMALA. De Norte a Sur is a performance piece by bi-national artist/activist Jackie Amézquita (b.1985). Amézquita was born in Quetzaltenango,...
Huellas Que Germinan, 2018
Huellas que Germinan (Foot Prints That Sprout) was a performance piece where I walked in silence starting from the border of Tijuana, Mexico and continued on for eight consecutive days, until I arrived at the gallery space at 936 Mei Ling Way, LA. The performance took...
Sueños Fértiles, 2018
Sueños Fértiles, 2018 (Fertile Dreams) looks at the journey that thousands of people make across different border entries into the United States. Amezquita is interested in the transformations that happen to a body upon entering a new space, as well as the effect that...
A performance at the Border of Tecun Uman, Guatemala, and Tapachula, Mexico.
Mi Ultimo Suspiro, 2017
Mi Ultimo Suspiro is an installation comprised of casted iced water bottles that were left behind at different border entry points between the United States and Mexico (California to Tijuana, Arizona to Sonora, New Mexico to Chihuahua, and Texas to Chihuahua)....
Cuidad de la Eterna Primavera, 2017
City of Eternal Spring is a woven panel door that collages different types of fibers, textiles and found objects collected during site explorations in Guatemala. From this woven collage, distinctions between two ethnicities, ladinos and the indigenous cultures of...