PERSONAE II

Carlos David explores the intricate relationship between
the way we see ourselves in both idealized and fantastical
manifestations and the objective reality captured by the
camera and the observer.
His work focuses on creating a diverse community drawn
together by the collective action of revealing their
fantasies and dreams.
David’s process invites participants to transform into their
alter ego or a character of their choice, enabling freedom
of expression and experimentation. And yet in the act of
doing so, the subjects can explore and reveal more
profound and hidden parts of themselves.

Personae II is an exploration of how the human spirit, as
expressed through dreams, fantasy, and imagination, can
endure and transcend to provide perspective on the lived
experiences. For this installment, David collaborated with
a diverse group connected through the overarching theme
of conflict and trauma. Working with stigmatized and
marginalized groups, David aims to open a new path for
dialog between the spectator and the subject, an
opportunity for the participants to express and explore,
as well as bring attention to critical social issues through
the generation of fictionalized content.

360 video
Ann Margret – Jaime Gonzalez
Cleopatra – Yesenia Torres
Genovevo de la O – Genoel Ramirez
Aya feeling beautiful – Aya Aziz
Ed Burnet – Don Bajema
Tlāhuīlli – Arantxa Araujo
Sculptures by Arantxa Araujo From her piece Cabeza(s) de Mujer(es) (2018)
Queen Elizabeth I – Garnet
Untitled – Kevin Quiles Bonilla
Character from Kevin’s photographic series ‘Carryover (Blue Tarp)’
Superman – Alfredo de los Santos
 
Un–Labeled – Gerardo Matamoros
Phoenix – Cindy Gallop
The Military Man – Tessa Lena
Iris goddess – Kaze Baranshamaje-Dulac
Kiykiy B – Kiyon
Mirror portraits
Ann Margret
Jaime Gonzalez
Cleopatra
Yesenia Torres
Genovevo de la O
Genoel Ramirez
Aya feeling beautiful
Aya Aziz
Ed Burnett
Don Bajema
Tlāhuīlli
Arantxa Araujo
Queen Elizabeth I
Garnet Rubio
Superman
Alfredo de los Santos
Un–Labeled
Gerardo Matamoros
Untitled
Kevin Quiles Bonilla
Phoenix
Cindy Gallop
The Military Man
Tessa Lena
Iris goddess
Kaze Baranshamaje-Dulac
Kiykiy B
Kiyon
Moving portraits