artists participating


I n t e r a k t i o n s - L a b o r



Angeles Romero

(Columbus, USA)


Angeles was born on the Mexican-American border and has been raised in two cultures. She now resides in Houston and Columbus and is a performance artist, writer and activist whose work meditates on the new lexicon of contemporary Latino culture and its political relations to Anglo and international cultures. After several years of study at University of Texas-Austin (political science), Angeles began her own creative work, performed in workshops with Deborah Hay, made costumes, wrote plays, acted in films and music videos, and started to perform with AlienNation Co. in "between the places" (February 1998), for which she wrote the script.

More recently she wrote, directed, and performed in "A las cinco te desmayo," a melodrama/parody dedicated to the Cinco de Mayo celebration at Austin's Cultural Center. In the fall of 1998 she collaborated with AlienNation Co. on the creation of the "migbot" installation/performance at Winter Street Art Center, and she performed the role she created again at the "fishgarden" installation during the Vogelfrei Festival in Darmstadt, Germany. In the fall of 1999, she wrote the libretto and performed the lead role in the new opera MIRAK, premiered by Aliennation Co. at DiverseWorks in Houston.

In 2003 she completed her MFA in theatre at Ohio State University, where shealso performed in a guest role with dadaKamera at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Her new play, "Sueño" based on the life of Sor Juana Inéz de la Cruz, premiered at Mount Hall (Columbus) in March 2003. In 2003-04 she was Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies at Ohio State University and devised several new courses in Latin/o Cultural Studies. In the autumn of 2004 she will be Artist in Residence at OSU and direct a new adaptation of Coco Fusco/Nao Bustamante's play "Stuff."