Migrant in the womb and born in front of Mercado Hidalgo in Guanajuato, Gto. Vreni Michelini Castillo migrated to the U.S. as a child forced by the Mexican post-NAFTA exodus. She moved through Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Peru, Qatar, Ghana, Puerto Rico and California. Vreni Michelini Castillo is an artist, musician, writer, rapper and educator with a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA from UC Berkeley.

Carry my mothers mixed temples, dipped in my Grandmothers’ plant knowledge and oral tradition I root my nomadic sensibilities. I move from micro to macro, from rap to clay to paint: exploring the art of freestyle. Using my obsidian tongues to shadow cast migrant muxer politiks through a de-colonial process. I stutters scar tissues, desplazamientos, retando brutalidades internas. Art of we still gente brava.

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