LEILA GREICHE presents the first solo exhibition with Koyoltzintli at the gallery titled Canto Hondo, The Deep Song, from April 20–May 20th, 2023.
A collection of works that weave oral tradition, indigenous sound, ritual, and earth practices, Koyoltzintli re-constructs pre-Columbian instruments live in museums and historical records, reclaiming their sounds and sovereignty through utilizing traditional art to create videos, performances, photographs, public works, and community programming. In making and performing, her body becomes a vessel for primal creative force reaffirming our connection to the earth. She weaves materiality and sound with ancestral technologies.
About the artist
Koyoltzintli (B. 1983, New York, NY) is an interdisciplinary artist, healer, and educator living in the USA. She grew up on the pacific coast and the Andean mountains in Ecuador. Through collaborative processes and personal narratives, she focuses on sound, ancestral technologies, ritual, and storytelling. Intersectional theories and earth-based healing inform her practice.
211 Madison Street
New York/NY, United States.