Miss Distrito Capital (2018 - ongoing)
"Miss Distrito Capital" is an ongoing project in which I research, explore and make work about the beauty pageant culture in my home country. Venezuela has the largest number of international crowns (23) from major pageants: seven Miss Universe titles, six Miss World, eight Miss International, and two Miss Earth. Because of this, pageants have become part Venezuelan culture and identity over the last forty years. Through these works I aim to explore the implicit and explicit violence of this beauty queen devotion and of the idealization of specific types of bodies and beauty standards, reflecting upon my own experience growing up as a woman in Venezuela.