This Fellowship supports the research and development of Overlapping Territories, a series of site-specific and earth-based visual and performance art commissions and conversations that explore the intersectional histories and identities of Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx artists and cultural producers in the Southwest region. Over the next two years, DeHoyos will be grounding her curatorial focus in concepts that acknowledge the spiritual and ancestral connections to our environment, focusing on artists who are using earth both as a material and a metaphor to cultivate renewed connections to land through repetitive movement, deep listening, and ecological healing.
An important feature of the structure of Overlapping Territories is that it places equal importance on community building, process, and the eventual creation and presentation of art and performance work. The goal of the project is to continue to bring artists and audiences together in unique formats and curatorial structures that have long term benefits for all. Through conversations, in-depth research, and collaborations with local and regional artists, curators and cultural producers, DeHoyos’s work will help to develop an archive of local and regional history that provides intersectional connections, and a detailed picture of how the region is connected through various cultures.