Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero
Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero is a multi-disciplinary artist who studies and uncovers the complexities of Caribbean heritage through ornate installations and captivating performance that create spaces for transformation. Their practice centers on the research, rediscovery, and reclamation of the cultural, spiritual, and artistic legacies of her queer, AfroCuban, and Puerto-Rican intersection. This research and reflection is expressed through a combination of visual art, music, and multi-media performance art. She was born and raised in Miami, FL, and is currently based in Chicago, IL. Pronouns: she/her and they/them.
Visually, Guerrero uses sequin and bead embroidery to create protective talismans that explore spiritual symbolism and intentionality, and well as creating medium and large scale installations using textiles, glitter, and natural materials. Musically, Guerrero studies both Afro-Caribbean vocal techniques and percussion, and divas of dance music, to create original compositions that reinterpret traditional themes and techniques through a queer and feminist lens. Guerrero also performs as DJ CQQCHIFRUIT and their sound explores the wide spectrum between queer and tropical sounds. As a performance artist, Guerrero trained in classical theatre and dance techniques, burlesque dance, drag performance, butoh and Afro-Caribbean dance, using these techniques to explore themes of spirituality, gender, and sexuality.
- DJ mix (live or recorded): $300 – $1,000
- Small hand-embroidered protective talisman (framed or wearable) featuring semi-precious stone and crystal beads with sequins, (4” x 6” max): $300 – $1,000
- Live musical performance featuring original compositions on vocals and acoustic percussion : $2,000 – $5,000
- Medium hand-embroidered banner/flag/garment featuring semi-precious stone and crystal beads with sequins on leather and satin (3’ x 5’ max): $3,000 – $6,000
- Large sequin tapestry featuring deconstructed sequin garments and/or sequin fabric (10’ x 20’ max): $7,000 – $10,000
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