Michael Martínez is a Portland based multidisciplinary artist, working within video and performance, to explore the socio-political narrative of race, place, and gender in America.
"Every Mexican is a Living Theater of Rebellion"Digital. Sticker paper. Print.Michael Martínez 2/11/135”x5.”
The Day I Invaded AmericaScreen print. Print. Single ed.Michael Martínez 4/10/1318” x 24.”
Catch Your Own Damn Dreams!Stone Lithography. Print.Michael Martínez 3/25/139” x 5”.
ChingaderasIntaglio Etching. Print.Michael Martínez 4/16/136” x 9”.This print draws inspiration from barrio placas and graffiti. The poem is called Chingaderas, and reads:
The Inca had store housesfull of goods for the peopleby the people.
And I’ve got 18 dollars.
The Maya, Mexica, ChichimecaY toda La Raza en Méxicohad food in their bellies,by the grace of gods.
Los Indios en el norte,nations governed, not bygold or guns.
Ay mi dolor,Ay mis dolores,
I’ve lost my sightTruena sobre mojado
And I’ve got 18 dollars
Be Chingona EverydayStone Lithography. Print.Michael Martínez 2/13/139” x 5”.
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