Juan Rodriguez Sandoval, Luxurious Living, 2021. Photograph, Inkjet print onto aluminium. Image courtesy of the artist.
Juan Rodriguez Sandoval
(November 2022 - April 2023)
Juan Rodriguez Sandoval is a Guatemalan-born, Latin-Australian interdisciplinary environmental artist working and based in Brayakaulung country, South East Gippsland (Victoria, Australia). His practice correlates with the practices of BIPOC/CALD regenerative agriculture and forestry, which are thematically concerned with deep ecological time as a means to understand deep ancestry.
Rodriguez’s current work explores the complex bureaucracies of land clearance, farming, development and pilgrimage in geologically rural communities and countries as post-colonial destructive forces. Rodriguez is interested in how these grander relations to land and the self can eventually correlate to an interpersonal experience through ecological mending.