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Beatriz Cortez

Born in 1970, San Salvador, El Salvador

Lives and works in Los Angeles, United States


Beatriz Cortez is an artist who creates sculptures and large-scale public installations that focus on themes of migration, movement, and cultural exchange. Drawing inspiration from her own experience of immigrating to the United States from El Salvador, she incorporates indigenous elements such as plants and stones from the Americas into her sculptures to highlight the parallels between the migration of people and plants. In her public installations, she includes weather and other atmospheric co...Read more