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Angel Lartigue

Houston, TX

CHARLA: Cenote

A conversation between visual artists Angel Lartigue, Tere Garcia and poets Matt Flores and Roberto Tejada on the recent artistic project, Cenote, a hybrid of art residency, collective and network based within the Texas town of Falfurrias. The conversation addresses issues of migration, the relationship between archaeology and forensics, and humanitarian work with the South Texas Human Rights Center. Visual video graphics by Hoçâ Cové-Mbede.


Angel Lartigue is an artistic researcher born and raised in Houston Texas. Lartigue’s work explores the relationship between the body and land through the use of “putrefaction” matter as raw material. This concentration has led them to experimenting with archaeological processes of decomposition into artworks, incorporating fungi, insects, and even odors captured during fieldwork, including research training in human remains recovery at Texas’ Forensic Anthropology Center, “body farm”, in 2018. Designer of 2017 label book, La ciencia avanza pero yo no is part of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Hirsch Library rare books collection. Recommended by Italian curator, Eugenio Viola, Lartigue was accepted as honorary research fellow to artistic laboratory, SymbioticA, part of the University of Western Australia Perth for 2020. Lartigue is a participant at the international conference Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence in Art & Science 2020 part of the University of Applied Arts Vienna Austria where they presented their first essay, Science At The Club: Putrefaction As An Artistic Medium. Lartigue has given lectures and exhibited at The Station Museum of Contemporary Art (HTX), The Latinx Project NYU, The Holocaust Museum Houston and awarded through The Andy Warhol Foundation for The Visual Arts 2021.