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Marcela Torres

Visual & Performance Artist, Educator
2019 Make a Wave
Visual Arts

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah and residing in Chicago, Illinois, Marcela Torres mobilizes sound, sweat, and emotional projection to build sensorial performances. These experiences provide a portal into the sensoria of marginalized bodies and are designed to be ingested by viewers as physiological memories. Viewers are invited to share experiences of stress, fear, and celebration to simulate the heterogeneous embodiment of Queer POC, Latinx, and Indigenous people. Torres received a BA in Sculpture Intermedia and a BFA in Art History from the University of Utah, continuing their studies in MFA in Performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Torres has performed at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE), The Momentary (Bentonville, AK), Fringe Festival (Detroit, MI), Experimental Actions (Houston, TX), and Time Based Arts (Portland, Oregon). Torres has exhibited work at Recess (Brooklyn, NY), Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, IL), UW-Parkside University (Kenosha, WI), Tropical Contemporary (Eugene, OR), and Petzel Gallery (NYC, NY). In 2021 Torres will be a resident at Creative Exchange Lab at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts.

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Marcela Torres has crowd-funded a project with 3AP

  • Xochiotia; at El Paseo

    • $5,250 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 105% funded

    Xochiotia, nahuatl (Uto-Aztec language): to tinge something with the smell or color of roses, or to decorate something with flowers; to flower.

    Xochiotia; at El Paseo is an outdoor sculpture project hosted by the El Paseo Community Garden in the …

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