Latipa and Camilo Ontiveros
Camilo Ontiveros is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist who has sustained an interrogation of migration, value, law, politics, and economy across the Americas for the past two decades. Born in Rosario, Sinaloa, México, Ontiveros immigrated to Southern California in 1993. In the early 2000’s, Ontiveros was part of a vibrant cultural scene between San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico. He co-founded Lui Velazquez, an artist’s run space next to the San Isidro border crossing that was a vital hub for cultural production and international artistic exchange in the region. Ontiveros’ work is at the forefront of cultural discussions concerning migration. His practice bears witness to lives upended by deportation, creates space to process and mourn immigrant lives, and forces cultural institutions to reckon with the borders they themselves maintain.
Latipa is a Pilipinx (Maguindanao/Pangasinan) artist, filmmaker, writer, and Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside. Her interdisciplinary praxis works toward community healing and empowerment through radical media forms and memory work. For the past twenty-five years she has developed large-scale media installations, experimental documentary films, artist’s books, expanded cinema performances, boundary-crossing writing, and intergenerational popular education initiatives. She is the founder of the Memory and Resistance Laboratory, a collective initiative to evolve accountable, nurturing, and politically uncompromising media practice across all stages of development, production, postproduction, and distribution.
Riverside, California, USA