Luisa Martinez

Luisa Martínez (we/they/she) is a transfronteriza cultural organizer, artist, and educator. Their practice develops from the trans-border context of so-called Tijuana-San Diego, but looks to understand borders, and their imminent destruction, beyond geographical parameters. Much of her work focuses on tenderness, intimacy, and radical imagination as strategies of resistance and solidarity. We investigate the ways our bodies can disrupt and transform space – physically, emotionally, and politically. She explores the transfronterizx as a strategy to engage the world, a way of seeing that allows us to build just and liberated futures.

Luisa assembles creative spaces, centering underrepresented artists and their communities. She organizes cultural situations and creates art in collaboration with others – past co-conspirators have included IMPERFECTU: International Film and Gender Studies Festival, Out Here, Borderlandnoise, Las Fotos Project, Casa Tamarindo, Burn All Books, Teros Gallery, and artists from the music scene Ruidosón, among many others. She currently collaborates with Tijuana Zine Fest, Homegrown Youth Collaborative, Otros Dreams en Acción (ODA), and The Aja Project.