April Bojorquez

Manhattan, KS

April Bojorquez works within the intersection of Art and Anthropology. She is co-founder of desert ArtLAB, a desert-based initiative dedicated to a social art practice exploring connections between ecology, culture and community. Through multimedia performance, visual and social art, desert ArtLAB seeks to inform a discourse of desert landscapes, while challenging residents to consider how native ecology can inform identity, progress, equality and the sustainability of our desert culture and communities. The collaborative’s projects activate public space, promoting ecological restoration and desert food practice.

Projects produced by desertArtLAB have been presented nationally and internationally at: The International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), the European Research Network Sociology of the Arts (Vienna, Austria), Balance-Unbalance Festival (Queensland, Australia), Open Engagement (Portland State University), Space RE:solutions -IG Bildende Kunst Gallery (Vienna, Austria), Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMOCA), Subtle Technologies (Toronto, Canada) and Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance Collaboratory (HASTAC).

Bojorquez has produced numerous exhibitions, symposia, and public programs. She has co-authored publications exploring interdisciplinary and collaborative practices and is currently an instructor at Kansas State University.

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