Vector portrait collaboration with artist H C - (M), 2021
Angel Lartigue is a curatorial and artistic researcher born and raised in Houston Texas. Lartigue's work explores the relationship between the body and land through the use of "putrefaction" matter as raw material. This concentration has led her to experimenting with archaeological processes of decomposition into artworks, incorporating fungi, insects, and even odors captured during fieldwork, including research training in human remains recovery at Texas’ Forensic Anthropology Center, “body farm”, in 2018. Designer of 2017 label book, La ciencia avanza pero yo no is part of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Hirsch Library rare books collection. Recommended by Italian curator, Eugenio Viola, Lartigue was accepted as honorary research fellow to artistic laboratory, SymbioticA, part of the University of Western Australia Perth for 2020. In order to attend SymbioticA, Lartigue created a GoFundMe to crowd source fund her residency, notable donors included artists Kira O'Reilly, Ron Athey and Nina Sellars.
Lartigue is a participant at the international conference Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence in Art & Science 2020 part of the University of Applied Arts Vienna Austria where she presented her first essay, Science At The Club: Putrefaction As An Artistic Medium. Lartigue has given lectures and exhibited at Station Museum of Contemporary Art (HTX), the University of Texas at Austin, The Latinx Project NYU, The Holocaust Museum Houston, USC Roski School of Art and Design, The Charla Fund part of the US Latinx Art Forum 2021 and awarded through The Andy Warhol Foundation for The Visual Arts for both 2021 and 2022.
Angel aŋ-xel eɪn-dʒəl, (Spanish and English colonial), given name from birth mother Angelica, mythological entity, messenger of God (Abrahamic), heavenly, light, without sex.
Lartigue larˈtɪg, (French colonial), family surname, Occitane L'artiga, of the freshly broken up or cleared land.
Sub Scientist səb saɪ-ən-tɪst, chosen alias, submissive scientist, subverted and subcultural scientist, club scientist, scientist of the astral plane.
Sculptor of putrefaction skəlp-təɹ pjuːtrɪˈfækʃən, chosen alias, artistic medium, one who sculpts with the processes of decomposition, decay and life.
Bacteriomancy bækˈtɪəɹiəmˈansɪ, neologism, artistic process, use of body and land matter (bacteria, viruses, physical energy) to transfer and alter time, memories and sensations.