Statement & Bio
For the past few years, I have been re-examining and redefining my relationship with the world around me through several lenses. Through this culmination of research, I have come to a series of conclusions: (1), the earth is a Queered Body and anthropocentric ideologies have resulted in millenniums' worth of violence against the land--and its varying indigenous inhabitants--to go unrectified and those wounds to go unhealed; (2), the struggles of the earth are consequently the struggles of humanity because of the deeply woven interconnections of the global ecosystem, which is to say fighting against the atrocities inflicted upon the earth is ultimately an act of self-preservation for the human race; (3), if we as a species are to have any hope of prolonged survival on this planet, governing bodies must prepare to integrate ecocentric policies to preserve what little remains of the earth's resources and natural habitats.
There is an intermingling of philosophical, theological, and ecological study reflected in these claims, and it is through my multifaceted art practice that I find an outlet to break down and translate these theories to my audience.
Alek de Dóchas is an interdisciplinary artist based out of Boise, ID and Portland, OR who works primarily in a combination of ceramic sculpture, video, performance, and installation. They have attended Pacific Northwest College of Art and Boise State University, graduating with a BFA in Visual Art at the latter institute in the Spring of 2018. De Dóchas, in their current studio practice, explores eco-philosophies, deep ecology, and environmental activism as well as their own intersectional identity as a queer latinx artist in the United States. Future exhibitions will be announced as they approach.