Rocio Graham

Rocio Graham is a multidisciplinary artist based in Mohkinstsis/Calgary, Canada. She emigrated to Canada from Mexico in 2002. Graham obtained a Bachelor of Design in photography in 2017 at the Alberta University of the Arts. Arriving at the intersection between art and science, her art practice is influenced by her cultural heritage, ancestral ways of knowing, interest in life cycles, and knowledge of botany. She explores the landscape from a body engagement perspective, where labour, mysticism, science and temporality merge. Her community activation art practice is concerned with creating inclusive spaces engaging in larger conversations about systems of oppression in the art world informed by her own experience as a racialized artist in Alberta. She is currently a peer residency coordinator for the Alberta University of the Arts Student Association (AUArts SA), Hear/d Residency; and serves on the board of directors for SEITIES (a publication and gallery for contemporary analogue photography). Select art residences include Germinate at Ayatana art research program, Women Centre of Calgary and currently she is an artist in residence at the Kiooya Ohe Arts Centre where she explores the decolonization of garden spaces and community inclusion. Graham's work has been acquired by the AFA art collection, Saks Fifth Ave and the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel.


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