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Alvaro Azcarraga is a Mexican artist and researcher that works with plant-like organisms with a focus on the history of scientific colonialism. With a background in Molecular and Cellular Biology, he looks at how the micro relates to the human and beyond. His work also examines the post-natural, specifically looking at the artifice that is embedded within the term natural. He has been working with Maize for the last 5 years. Past projects include things like laser etching maps of Tenochtitlan onto tortillas, collecting maize seeds from all over the globe, to growing maize varieties to engage in a genetic-based conversation.

He holds an MFA from UCLA as well as a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology and Art from the University of California, Berkeley. He

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