Photo documentation credit: Elisa Bergel Melo
Yéssica Montero presents three sculptural installation works from the series Raíz (2022) through which she is interested in exploring, from a poetic point of view, the inter-species relationships of the living beings that inhabit the planet. The photographic record of the works shows their intention to be part of the inhabited space from an awareness of the ephemeral insofar as it produces a particular tuning between the situation and the moment and generates a reciprocal relationship. Perhaps precisely for this reason they seem to be beings in transition, mutating.
Yéssica Montero is a multidisciplinary visual artist who specializes in drawing, painting, and sculpting. Yéssica has participated in collective art shows exploring the interrelations between gender, politics and decolonial histories. Projects such as Movimiento 1 managed by artist Joaquín Cerdeiros (2019), Ensayo (2020) where her installation was a finalist of the 28th Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jiménes as well as the Festival de la Historia No Contada (2021-2022) curated by Michelle Ricardo. Her drawings have been commissioned by different editorial projects. She has also participated in de collective exhibition ¿Cómo enterrar una imagen? (2022). Her work investigates personal and collective memories, bodies and their phobias. She is constantly inspired by nature’s materiality, corporal rituals, and Caribbean mythologies. She is looking to instill through her work a poetic sense to the yet untold stories.
Yéssica lives and works in the Dominican Republic.