Hugo Zelada-Romero is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and photographer. He received his BFA in Photo Media from Wichita State University in 2020. Hugo is of Guatemalan heritage and his experiences as a first generation immigrant inform his artistic world view. Hugo has exhibited nationally and has been published in various alternative process and photography magazines.
Artist StatementLatin-American people often carry histories and stories imparted to them by their families about their homeland. The stories told throughout childhood are beautiful, shocking, and eerie. Some of them being biographical and others from folklore, retold with missing segments and new inventions in place of absent representations. In this series, I combine diasporic narratives, both tragic and sublime, in order to reconcile the gaps of my own family history and lost narratives of those that have passed on.
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