Juan Arango Palacios


Raised in Colombia, Juan Arango Palacios formed their worldview in the shadows of

North American normativity. Their sense of self was further confounded by a series of migrations on the part of their family, forcing them to move through various oppressive cultures in Louisiana and Texas. They describe their identity as “disembodied,” and not attached to any specific homeland.

“My practice works towards addressing the lived experiences of ambulant queer identities that have been marginalized within a diasporic or migratory context. Placing emphasis on color and composition, my work aims at creating images glorifying and fantasizing the idea of safety in a queer experience.”

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