Beatriz Guzman Velasquez
2021–22 DocX Archive Lab Fellow
Beatriz Guzman Velasquez was born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and raised in Texas in the U.S.–Mexico border region. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is an alumna of the New York Studio School and the University of Texas–Pan American. Her interdisciplinary practice speaks about the transformation of generational trauma. Recently, she participated in a National Association of Latinos Arts and Culture (NALAC) fellowship and completed her residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. In 2019, Guzman Velasquez took part in the New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Program and is working toward the cohort’s exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, for spring 2022. In October 2021, she will be participating in the National Latinx Summit held by NALAC to share the founding of her project space, Juana Simona, a place exploring the relationship between artists and nature.