MIAMI 2009 - 2012

What started as a collaboration amateur video webseries in 2009, became a 3 year long performance project that allowed me to explore the complexities of performing identity through humor, kitsch and appropriation. Always playing with the notion of the hyphen, Miami was a spanglish speaking, in your face, booty flaunting, Exile food chef extraordinaire and self made fashionista. She is a composite of my experience as a Miamian, a daughter of Cuban exiles, and stereotypes prevalent in mass and Latino media.