ROSEMARIE ROMERO
Tropi-camp performances, Miami kitsch, and performative painting fuse to deconstruct Latin female identity and cultural stereotypes. As an instigator, performer provocateur, and feminist activist, I construct tawdry female avatars, interactive spectacles, and cultural exchanges that confront issues related to gender,class, race, and taste by wielding self-parodic humor, glitter, nail polish,'pop-porn' , and feminine excess. Confronting the stigma of the marginalized "other", I use the power of pleasure, vulgarity, cultural exchange, and social interaction as artistic tools for feminist intervention. Taking inspiration from Judith Butler, John Waters, Annie Sprinkle, and Riot Grrrl belligerence, I hijack pop culture & relational forms as vehicles for gender resistance.