naomi rincón gallardo (North Carolina, USA. 1979). Based in Mexico City, currently living in Vienna. BA in Visual Arts, “La Esmeralda”, Mexico City. MA in Education: Culture, Language and Identity/ Crossectoral and Community Arts, Goldsmiths University of London. Candidate for the PhD in Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Understanding research as an artful and transdisciplinary fabrication, her work addresses initiatives related to the creation of counter-worlds in neo-colonial settings. She uses masquerade lenses and absurdity to create a place between radical utopian experiences, fantasy and crises of beliefs. Rincón Gallardo integrates her interest in music, theater games, D.Y.I aesthetics, intersectional feminisms, speculative fictions, queer theory and critical pedagogy into her work. Alongside her artistic work, she has been involved in institutional and non-institutional educational settings and community projects, both teaching and coordinating. From 2013 she belongs to the cuir-feminist collective. (