Photo by Amina Cruz
Eva Aguila is a Mexican American interdisciplinary artist and organizer. As a first generation born in Los Angeles her work currently is centered around oral histories of the Mexican diaspora, specifically her ancestral familial rural Michoacán communities. Aguila works with video, sound, and installation to examine personal histories and the in-betweenness of the Latine experience. Using research and personal archives her current work is informed by the materiality of memory. Inspired by ephemerality and Indigenous Futurism, she works with time based media to depict stories and alternative histories to reinterpret cultural portrayals of the diaspora. Aguila is also one of the founders and Board President of Coaxial Arts Foundation, an artist-run non-profit organization dedicated to experimental sound, video and performance art. Aguila co-created Coaxial Arts Foundation as a way to further the community of interdisciplinary media artists in LA, as well as foster the community itself. Her passion for grassroots organizing started as a need to support underrepresented artists communities as ephemeral art is not always represented in traditional art galleries.