Born and raised in Los Angeles and currently taking the Southwest by surprise, Raquel Gutiérrez writes and performs about brown ontology, art, space and institutionality and publishes chapbooks by queers of color with the tiny press Econo Textual Objects, established in 2014. Gutiérrez was recently awarded a Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant this year to support a short-form essay series about contemporary artistic practices in Los Angeles (or what does it mean to be a brown artist in the Trump era?).