Emilio Rojas (b. 1988, Mexico City) is a multidisciplinary artist, working primarily with the body in performance, using film, video, photography, installation, public interventions and sculpture. Rojas utilizes his body in a political and critical way, as an instrument to unearth removed traumas, embodied forms of decolonization, migration and poetics of space. His researched based practice is heavily influenced  by with  queer archives, border politics, botanical colonialism, and defaced monuments. A process that reveals an intrinsic passion for the perverse revelation, to make transparent what is opaque and to expose opacity in what appears transparent. His works have been exhibited in the US, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Austria, England, Greece, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia. He has attended numerous residencies including the Banff Centre, Elsewhere Museum, the Surrey Art Gallery, the Botin Foundation, Hammock Residency, and Pirate Camp: Stateless Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale.

Besides his artistic practice, Emilio is also a translator, community activist, yoga teacher, and anti-oppression facilitator with queer, migrant and refugee youth. Rojas holds an MFA from the Performance department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was awarded a full-ride merit scholarship through the New Artist Society, and a BFA in Film, Video and Integrated Media from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada.  He is currently a resident at the Chicago Artist Coalition as part of their prestigious  BOLT residency program (2017-2018). Galeria Jose de la Fuente in Santander, Spain and Gallleriapi├║ in Bologna, Italy represents Rojas’ work.