gino romero (b. 1997 in Miami, Florida) holds an MFA Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design and a BA in Studio Art from Florida State University. They are an archivist, an educator, and they consider growing up Queer and Trans in predominantly Latinx spaces as part of their education.
romero’s practice is grounded in archival research, printmaking, bookmaking, installation, performance, ritual, and social practice. Their work is primarily concerned with the decolonization of archives through community intervention and personal narrative using aspects of practices stemming from their Queer + Venezuelan background. They are most interested in ways history has been recorded off of the written page. They consider this a way to communicate with their ancestors and as part of their Queer ancestral veneration practice.
Their work has been exhibited nationally at venues, including the Phyllis Strauss Gallery, Florida State University’s College of Medicine, Tally Zine Fest, Gallery 208, Museum of Fine Arts, Goddess Lounge, 621 Gallery, FL; Also Gallery, online; Wonderville, Grace Exhibition Space, SoMad Gallery, Rosekill Art Farm, and Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery, NY. They are the recipient of a full scholarship to Parsons School of Design. They were also a panelist and fellow at Creating Change Conference.