Ana García Jácome
Jácome’s work explores how disability is conventionally represented and daily experienced, as well as the differences and gaps between these two. The leading threads of my work are disability and narratives. She is interested in contributing to a growing field that compiles the particular experiences of disability in the Latin American territories with languages and realities that are different from the ones that mainstream English-based disability studies portray. Her research focuses on her country, Mexico, and on the relationship between history and ways of seeing and naming: how we identify disability by visible markers, how we relate to it, how we name it, how the words and actions towards it have changed. The goal of her work is to raise awareness of how the words and actions perpetuate oppression, so that the need for counteractions in the everyday becomes clear.
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Ana García Jácome is a Mexican visual artist. She holds a BFA from the School of Arts and Design of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and an MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). She has been a grantee of SAIC, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, and the Young Creators program of FONCA. Her work has been part of various exhibitions and screenings in Mexico City and Chicago.