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About Saskia

In a world where a six-hour airplane flight can transplant a person into a completely alien world, cultural identity is retained through rituals surrounding clothing, play, language, and food. Having relocated from my native Venezuela to the United States as a teenager, I became aware of the layers of 'skin' that define and separate cultures—one's own skin, the second skin of clothing, the shell of one's dwelling place—all these protecting the vital space of one's hidden identity.


As an interdisciplinary artist, my site-specific installations, performances, and drawings map the tension between retaining one's identity and assimilating a foreign persona. Using iconic images that repeat as multiples, I often playfully reference the body in a transitional space and as an alternate artifact.

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