Film Photography, Mixed Media, Acrylic Painting


Acrylic on Canvas

Odalys Burgoa (they/them) is a land steward, curator and multidisciplinary artist with a focus in photography and painting. They bridge their photography to their parents as a way of connecting through stories told by different generations in their family and community. Their paintings work collaboratively with stories from the family archives as they animate the relationships, fragments and moments in those photos. The bridges they create explore moments of resistance and the fractured bonds to the land and lost information through migration and its experiences, examples of intergenerational practices and the different identities that coexist through paintings. They curate to bring intergenerational experiences to life while celebrating the history of our communities.

Odalys (She/He/They) is a Mexican multidisciplinary artist with a focus in painting and photography. They are a gender fluid, Gemini Storyteller from the Bronx who centers their art around the celebration of identity and preservation of community stories. Their photography focuses on different forms of connections and the conservation of tradition. If they are not creating, they are curating in green spaces and collaborating with local artists to create public art and educational programs. Their art has been exhibited through Chashama, The Point CDC, Gowanus Arts Open Studios, The Clemente (L.E.S) and The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). In 2021 they were a recipient of the BRIO (Bronx Recognizes its Own) award and City Artists Corps.


Odalys Burgoa

​      Bronx, NY, USA