Noe Martinez | Voices by Ayarkut

Ayarkut / Sep 11, 2023

Noé Martínez, born in Morelia, Michoacán, in 1986, is an artist whose work centers on the legacies of indigenous peoples and colonial history, shedding light on contemporary issues in Mexico. His art, which encompasses various mediums, including editorial projects, drawings, videos, and installations, explores themes such as language, identity, 16th-century colonization, indigenous community struggles, and social expressions.

At his current exhibition, “The Body Is Bigger Than History,” at the Museo Universitario del Chopo, he goes beyond mere observation of immigration, using it as an opportunity to view migrants as individuals stripped of territory but not identity. Through his artwork in this exposition, he delves into his own origins while aiming to establish a connection with those, like himself, who are far from their places of origin. Simultaneously, he explores themes such as forced migration and human trafficking.