HOESY CORONA

HOESY CORONA


photo credit: The Nicholson Project | Anne Kim Photo

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BIO:

Short Bio:
Hoesy Corona (based in the U.S.) is a Queer Latinx artist creating uncategorized and multidisciplinary art spanning installation, performance, and sculpture. His latest installation Terrestrial Caravan (2022) at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD is on view through Aug 2023. He is a current Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center Public Humanities Fellow 2022-2023 at the Johns Hopkins University's Sheridan Libraries'. Hoesy has exhibited widely in galleries, museums, and public spaces in the United States and internationally including recent solo exhibitions All Roads Lead to Roam (2023) at Eric Dean Gallery at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN; Sunset Moonlight (2021) at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD; and Alien Nation (2017), at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden presented by Transformer in Washington, DC. Hoesy is a former Taf Fellow 2019-2020 in Tulsa, OK and a Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow 2017-2018 in Washington, DC. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including The Nicholson Project artist residency, The Mellon Foundation’s MAP Fund Grant, and the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Grit Fund Grant. His work has been reviewed by The Washington Post, Bmore Art Magazine, and The American Scholar among others. In 2022 he was named the inaugural Restoring Hope, Restoring Trust Artist in Residence 2023 at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN. He is a current resident artist at The Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD.


Long Bio:
Hoesy Corona (based in the U.S.) is a Queer Latinx artist and independent curator creating uncategorized and multidisciplinary art spanning installation, performance, and podcasting. Corona lived in Mexico, Utah, and Wisconsin before moving to Baltimore in 2005 to establish a professional practice in the arts. Locally, Hoesy was the founding Co-Director of Labbodies (2014-2020), a performance art laboratory focused on creating opportunities for under recognized queer and women artists of color to exhibit their work. He is the current founding co-host of La Valentina Podcast, a podcast and exhibition platform that celebrates queer Latinx artists and their accomplices in the art worlds.

In the studio Corona develops fabulated narratives centering marginalized individuals in society that investigate what it means to be a queer Latinx immigrant in a place where there are few. He organizes and choreographs large-scale performances and installations that oftentimes quietly confront and delight viewers with some of the most pressing issues of our time. Reoccurring themes of queerness, race/class/gender, nature, isolation, celebration, and the climate crisis are present throughout his work. Hoesy has exhibited widely in galleries, museums, and public spaces in the United States and internationally including recent solo exhibitions Terrestrial Caravan (2022) at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD; Sunset Moonlight (2021) at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD; and Alien Nation (2017), at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden presented by Transformer in Washington, DC. His work has been reviewed in The Washington Post, The American Scholar, Bmore Art Magazine and The Baltimore Sun among others.

Hoesy is a former Taf Fellow 2019, 2020 in Tulsa, OK and a Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow 2017-2018 in Washington, DC. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including The Nicholson Project artist residency, The Mellon Foundation’s MAP Fund Grant, and the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Grit Fund Grant. In 2022 He was awarded the Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center Public Humanities Fellowship 2022-2023 at the Johns Hopkins University's Sheridan Libraries' and was named the inaugural Restoring Hope, Restoring Trust Artist in Residence 2023 at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN. Hoesy is a current resident artist at The Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD.

Statement

"Art allows me to create new ways of seeing, thinking, and connecting. I recently embraced the term “uncategorized” to describe my multidisciplinary art practice.

I am an emerging artist of Mexican descent living and working in the USA. My work is executed across various media while considering what it means to be a queer latinx immigrant in a place where there are few. And in the process I examine the physical and phycological consequences of never seeing yourself reflected anywhere while simultaneously celebrating the resilience and ingenuity of immigrants despite our unique circumstances.

My performances and installations oftentimes silently confront and delight viewers with some of the most pressing issues of our time. Recurring themes of queerness, race/class/gender, nature, the climate crisis, and celebration are present throughout my work.

My artwork is best understood against the backdrop of settler colonialism, US imperialism, the politics of power, the politics of place, and the process of forced racialization in the United States.

My work is content driven but aesthetically motivated. As such I’ve developed a personal creative vocabulary that I implement in the studio when constructing a new piece. My hope is to create otherworldly colorful manifestations that seduce and draw-in the audience closer to the work while challenging their preconceived notions.” -Hoesy Corona