Thompson Rivers University

Artist talk—Z’otz Collective and Carlos Colin

Both Z’otz* Collective and Carlos Colin discuss their works, processes and more during this talk and Q&A. They are also exhibiting works at Arnica Artist-Run Centre, Sept. 15–Nov. 17.

This event is open to everyone.

Z’otz* Collective: Mulling over the Scenery

The Z’otz* Collective (Nahúm Flores, Erik Jerezano, Ilyana Martínez) examine Latin American immigrant experiences of displacement, transition and transformation, inviting community to participate in the generation of new stories.

Z’otz* Collective works as an intuitive symbiotic unit who will create an ephemeral drawing installation in Arnica along with the exhibition of works on paper and found objects in nichos.

They are intrigued by the idea of a niche as a space “in which to nest”, a place to incubate, collect, investigate, and share stories.

* Z’otz* is the Mayan word for bat

Carlos Colin: Embroideries

As a Latin American artist living and working in Vancouver, and an interdisciplinary PhD candidate at UBC, Carlos Colin’s research is about how art can create links between Latin American societies and their diasporas, mostly in relation to Mexico.

Colin seeks to connect the core cultural, theoretical, political, religious, artistic manifestations of baroque as a colonial legacy in contemporary Mexico, and by extension, Latin America, and investigates how artists use local knowledge, realities, and histories in social movements, struggles, resistances and subversions as new expressions of social and cultural progress using language as knowledge.

One of the goals of his research is to encourage new generations in Latin America, Canada, and abroad to be exposed to Latin American theories, culture, and knowledge in order to better understand and value the wealth and diversity of Mexico and Latin America as a region.