hazel batrezchavez (b.1994) on Stolen Land of Shawnee Tribe/Shelby,OH is an artist, activist, poet and organizer whose praxis revolves around creating spaces of agency by centering anti-colonial gestures, inverting practices of authority, and critiquing violence related to skin color, and language. Often their work bears witness to their families generational experiences of migration, isolation and resistance and moves freely between performance, poetry, large-scale sculpture, sound-video installation, and textiles.
Most recent hazel batrezchavez has been working with Szu Han Ho and Bernadine Hernandez in the Fronteristxs Collective to end migrant detention and abolish the carceral state.
2019 Story Maps Fellowship
Albuquerque, NM USA