Born deaf, queer, and identifying as non-binary, my work manifests from the complex intersections of both inherited and lived experiences. Utilizing a range of conceptually defined materials to construct transdisciplinary work at the intersection of installation, new media and performance, these compulsive explorations often act as a visual metaphor for the deconstructive frameworks present in the research practices that precede their creation. Challenged by the pervasive influence of settler-colonialism, capitalism, and consumerism, and critical of how those dominant discourses and associations came to be, my research and praxis probes academic cannons and marginalized moments in history to uncover tactics capable of shifting these systems of oppression. Through the power of re-centering diaspora-informed narratives, oral and non-verbal tradition, ritual, repetition, light, new-words, and illusion, it is my hope that this forming body of work will provide a vehicle for uncovering and untangling some of the intergenerational histories that simultaneously persist to haunt and evade us today,
Devin Alejandro-Wilder is a Latinx transdisciplinary artist who manipulates research and identity-informed found and fabricated materials to construct work in-between the realms of installation, new media, and experiential performance. Since completing their BA in 2015 they have received fiscal support from the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin, Shelburne Craft School, and Generator Makerspace alongside participating in group shows in both VT and NY. Additionally their research, writing and photography, have been published in both print and web publications based in CDMX, Los Angeles, TX, and VT. After moving back to their home state of TX in 2019, they since have become a studio member at the Museum of Human Achievement and have been working towards founding an emerging collaborative virtual free skool initiative, Free Skool Now.