Born 1994, Venezuela - Based in Glasgow, UK.
BA Sculpture & Environmental Art, Glasgow School of Art.
Francisco Llinas explores notions of migration, Latin American identity, the Bolivarian Diaspora, and the elaboration, performance and representation of cultural difference.
His work often takes the form of installations and participatory art. His making process, however, explores a breadth of media and techniques; starting with annotations, drawings and audiovisual 'gestures', which are later translated into large scale sculptures that feature smell, sound and/or food. Such a multidisciplinary approach responds to his interest in liminality as the space where identity is negotiated, and art as an emancipated form of enunciation.
Similarly, an important part of his praxis is the development of socially-engaged art projects responding to ideas of cultural belonging and representation, de-colonisation of cultural spaces and stories of migration. As part of community-oriented projects, he has collaborated with various cultural organisations, such as Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, Counterpoint Arts, Glasgow Women’s Library and the Scottish Refugee Festival; facilitating workshops, discussions, talks and exhibitions.