Using different media, Fátima Rodrigo Gonzales explores the representation of modernism and gender identity through architecture, pop culture and modern art. She is especially interested in power structures, which, in a postcolonial context, continue to organise the world in a binary system: nature/culture, primitive/civilised, past/present, feminine/masculine. These binarities underlie the definition of what it means to be ‘modern’. She is represented by the 80m2 Livia Bénavidès Gallery (Lima). Her work has been featured by several international institutions and events, such as the Sydney Biennial (2020) and Ars Electronica (2020).
Vital infrastructures: rethinking the modern through subaltern technologies is her residency project at the Cité internationale des arts. The artist’s proposal consists in developing both visual works and a platform video game. Through this project, she wants to challenge the common belief that indigenous practices are primitive and unfamiliar to the development of new technologies.