Amarys Cruz-Guerrero

Amaris Cruz-Guerrero is a Nicaraguan-Puerto Rican multidisciplinary artist, cook, and educator that lives and works in Miami, Florida.

Cruz-Guerrero draws her artistic practice around her ecological, domestic and ancestral landscape. Her work engages with stories, mysticism, folklore, and the “in-betweenness” or la tierra entre medio, of her heritage. She describes this concept as nepantla, a Nahuatl word which means “in the middle of it”.

She explores female exhaustion within the familial sphere, the collective and transcendental memory and language «y los senderos míticos». She combines these intimate experiences with traditional tools for communication within her Mesoamerican and Caribbean heritage by creating memorialized moments in time with sculpture, poetry and performance as an artistic medium and practice.