© 2019 Belén L.Yáñez/

My art reflects my journey. A journey that starts in Galicia, a land of migrants or, as I prefer to call it, a land of tireless travellers and explorers. It is this constant travelling and exploring that defines my art, as it brings new perspectives to my understanding of other people and of the world we live in.

My art is built on this need to explore. My work reflects on human connections, identity, migration and feminism in different and original ways, merging performance, visual art and multimedia installations. I create captivating environments in which audiences have the freedom to immerse themselves, broadening their perception of the world and pushing their known boundaries. I provide audiences with a starting point, but they create their own experience from that, and they lead. My work encourages collaboration and conversation between people who witness it.

My journey became my art. As an artist, my responsibility is to find new ways of engaging audiences, to reflect on the current social realities and to devise new strategies for intervening in public life. The artistic medium is able to make people see that there is no right or wrong or good or bad, just different perspectives. That’s why I became an artist – it is only through understanding difference that we will be able to build a better world.