b. 1998 — Cuba,
claudia guerra was raised and is currently based in miami, FL
She received her bfa in photography and painting from florida state university
Raised in a religious household, views of death were sugarcoated with promises of eternal bliss in heaven. Being a righteous woman entailed being a lady of the house, looking after your husband, being proper and docile. These notions trickled into my work, making it a reflection of the self, a study of the role of the woman in Hispanic culture, and the fragility of life and death amongst it all. Both secular and religious themes are parallel to my upbringing and the opposing principles that I developed as a result of that. I investigate the relationship of women and outdated societal labels, and my role perpetuating the culture or defying it. In opposition to my ideologies, these traditions create a discrepancy with what a woman should be and what a woman truly is.
photo by Alex Boyce