Arroz con Popote
Arroz con popote is a Mexican phrase synonymous with male homosexuality. Meaning to eat rice pudding with a straw, it is a euphemism used with or without any intention to offend. "He likes arroz con popote."
Through cultural reference, Arroz con Popote is a series about the self in relationship to the world. It explores contemporary themes through installation, performance, and digital work.
Works from this series 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 can be found in the collections of the American Civil Liberties Union, and the William Way LGBT Community Center.