Artist Statement



If I am in a political or immigrant advocacy environment, I introduce myself as an “artist.” If I am in an art related environment, I introduce myself as “photographer.” If I am in the community, and I am explaining to folks what I do, I say that I am a “visual story teller.” How do I define myself?


I live at the crossroads of art, politics and ordinary everyday life. I am a witness as much as a character. My own experience of living in a bi-lingual and bi-cultural world empowers me to carry a message between two worlds.


That is where my art practice resides.


That is my podium, my inflammatory speech, my message of peace, my message of enough is enough.


I am a witness of my time. And that is how I define myself.


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© Mario Quiroz-Servellón

Cambridge, MA