Beatriz Cortez (b. 1970, San Salvador, El Salvador; lives and works in Los Angeles) received an MFA in Art from the California Institute of the Arts and a Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Studies from Arizona State University.
“Her work explores simultaneity, life in different temporalities and different versions of modernity, memory, and loss in the aftermath of war and the experience of immigration, and imaginaries of the future.” —18th Street Arts Center
She has had exhibitions at the Craft Contemporary Museum; Clockshop; The Hammer, Los Angeles, CA; Centro Cultural de España de El Salvador; Museo Municipal Tecleño (MUTE), El Salvador; and The Whitney, New York, NY, among others.
Read this interview between Beatriz Cortez and Rafa Esparza to learn more about her practice.
Beatriz Cortez’s website
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Image: Glacial Pothole, 2020 (Steel); installation view of Becoming Atmosphere, courtesy of the artist and Commonwealth and Council. Photograph by Marc Walker at 18th Street Art Center.