Arroz con Popote
Arroz con popote is a Mexican phrase synonymous with male homosexuality. Meaning to eat rice pudding through a straw, it is a euphemism used with or without any intention to offend: "Ricky Martin likes arroz con popote."
Through a queer-cultural lens, Arroz con Popote explores contemporary themes in the form of installation, performance, and digital art.
Works from the series are in the collections of the American Civil Liberties Union, and the William Way LGBT Community Center, among private collections. They have been exhibited at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, PA, the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) Museum in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, and at Drexel University's Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in Philadelphia, PA for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, among others. Awards include Best Dance Film for EEUU (2019) from Bump’n’Grind Film and Performance Fest in Toronto, Canada, and a juried exhibition award from the William Way LGBT Community Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Works from the series are available as museum-grade limited edition archival pigment prints and as NFTs.