HUGO ROJAS

MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST (Mexico - New York)

My name is Hugo Rojas, I was born in Mexico City, and I’m the second son of Oscar Rojas and Bertha Godinez. I grew up in a small village called Congregación Almoloya in Oaxaca, Mexico. I live in New York City where I have been exploring photography, video, and street art as a means of intervention. My artwork has been exhibited in Mexico, the United States, and Spain. I completed my graduate degree in Media Studies at the New School. Currently, I had different art residencies in New York City.

I work in a combination of mediums, including photography, video, and installations. My work often takes the form of interventions in unexpected, publicly visible spaces, intending to increase accessibility and interaction through art beyond the confines of traditional venues such as galleries or museums. I like to create situations in which everyday objects are altered or detached from their usual function, and where familiar spaces are rendered unexpected or new. I focus on the idea of ‘public space’; specifically on spaces encouraging interaction: the non-private space, the non-privately owned space, spaces that seem economically uninteresting but are socially very much alive.