Cecilia Beaven is a multidisciplinary artist from Mexico City who is based in Chicago. Through her art, which includes painting, drawing, comics, animation, and sculpture, she explores cultural identity as a mutating narrative, rather than a fixed attribute. The artist affirms her active participation in the making of culture by modifying existing tales and mythology and seamlessly adding personal anecdotes. Beaven draws on her life in Mexico City and her mythological, ethnographic and introspective explorations create a narrative in which intriguing mythical creatures and landscapes stage a monstrous, fragile and introspective setting. Beaven’s juxtaposition of culture and fiction brings a unique perspective on Mexican identity that goes beyond folklore and mainstream ideas of Mexico.