Moises Salazar Tlatenchi
Moises Salazar Tlatenchi is a non-binary, multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago. Being a first-generation Mexican American has cemented a conflict within their political identity, which is the conceptual focus of their practice. Whether addressing queer or immigrant bodies, their work is tailored to showcasing the trauma, history, and barriers these people face. Reflecting on the lack of space and agency they possess, Salazar Tlatenchi presents queer and immigrant bodies in environments where they can thrive and be safe. It is by examining the intersections of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, queerness, and the United States history that they address the reality of the barriers that immigrants and queer individuals face with the intention to begin to dismantle the myths and stereotypes used to criminalize and dehumanize them.
Their work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Woaw Gallery, Salon ACME, HAIR+NAILS, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, NADA FAIR Chicago, Kohn Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, and most recently in a solo exhibition at Mindy Solomon. They have participated in the ACRE residency and are a recipient of the Luminarts Visual Arts Fellowship. They hold a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.