Mami is a persona the artist created in 2014.
In the performances, Mami embodies desirability and stereotypes of Latina/Dominican womanhood while talking about systemic violence embedded in Dominican culture and Colonial relations (USA and Spain).
Mami performs in:
Mami Tours (2015)
Baila, Mami (2014-2015)
Mami Tours is a response to tourism, the romantic idea of the first founded city of America and the ridicule of the concept behind the existence of women as an object in the Dominican Republic. Through caricaturizing the expected under the stereotypes, Mami Tours criticizes the incongruity of praising the colonizer and continue the colonialist ideas on contemporary times.
Baila, Mami was created while the artist wrote her senior thesis, which explored violence experienced by women in the Dominican Republic and the perceptions around her identity and art in New York City. Dancing to a series of Dominican songs which contain aggressions while looking as what is stereotyped of a Latina woman, Mami narrates Dominican women's histories on survival and sexual violence.