Elisa Garcia de la Huerta was born 1983 in Santiago, Chile and is an interdisciplinary artist and holistic Ayurveda practitioner. She received her BFA at Universidad Finis Terrae, Chile in 2006 and her MFA Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts, New York in 2011. She is also co-leader of Go! Push Pops a queer, transnational feminist performance art collective. Elisa has shown her art/performance at the Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum, Whitney Museum, Untitled Space, C24 Gallery, Momenta Art and Soho20 Gallery in New York, USA and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo Historico Militar, Galeria Artespacio in Santiago, Chile as well as Select Art Fair for Miami Basel and Busan, Korea among others. She has been nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Visual Arts Grant, has obtained a Brooklyn Arts Council Grant and the Culture Push Fellowship for Utopian Practice with Go! Push Pops. Her work has been featured in Dazed and Confused, Bowery + Bedford, ART 21 Magazine, Frontrunner, Nakid Magazine, SHE/FOLK, Huffington Post, Japan Times, BUSTLE, ArtSlant, Slutist, Hyperallergic, The Wild Magazine, NY Observer, Paper Magazine, Interview Magazine, Milk Media, Art Fag City, Art Net TV, Bushwick Daily, BOMBlog, CatchFire, BronxNet TV, Abiola TV, El Mercurio, Mas Deco, Artishock and Arte al Limite Magazine. Garcia has been an Artist-in-Residence at Alexandra Arts in Manchester, UK, Soho20 Chelsea in NYC, The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore as well as in Havana, Cuba 2003 and London, UK 2007 and performed in Tokyo Japan with Go!PushPops as part of US/Japan exchange fellowship this 2015. Is currently in Europe and starting her new avant-garde experimental electronic music project AuZit.
Documenting my intimate present and finding ways to recycle my life residues has been a vehicle to canalize my subconscious impulses, cope with pain and find meaning to relationships, experiences and heal through making “art” or BEING ART out of urgency and anxiety.
I search for restoring arts back to it origins where it was our way to decode and synthesized life mystery, spirituality and connection among humans and our organic world.
Analog photography, video art, textile and sound all performance based work in the context of our digital age are some of the medias I mix and experiment with: layers, veils, overexposures, cuts and fixtures; harmony & beauty in the contrast of noise & caos has been my form to draw or compose metaphors of our intimate human emotional existence.
Audio visual poetry are my instruments to understand and deconstruct our conditioned minds and limited beliefs around GENDER and SEXUALITY as my portal to freedom and power.
Being vulnerable with hope I plant a seed for humans to come back to NATURE and their divine feminine through exploring the potential of my SPIRIT expanding consciousness through my art.
Radical honesty, experimentation and exploration of my body, subtle energy and voice are my field of interest in the present which are informed by my fluxus embodied ecofeminist background as a co-leader of Go!PushPops collective plus navigating into a more vulnerable energy no wave holistic noise neopunk heart space based on improvisation and durational performance influenced by my current on-body research and practice on Buddhism, Tantra and Technoshamanism.