Johanna Castillo (1995) is a Dominican being, artist and designer who integrates collaborative practices through textiles, found materials, installations, questions, knots, deconstructed/improvised looms, photography and discourses around material culture, lo local and the possibility of decolonial realities in response to concerns on human connection, social constructs, globalization, post-colonialism, by default-consumption and the devastation of natural resources. Recent body of work explores the revolution of love/collective liberation of the spirit through synchronicities, intuition, self exploration, el archivo del presente, things with no name and el corismo as a means to transform cycles of trauma (past) into cycles of healing (present).
Castillo studied Fashion Design and graduated from the Altos de Chavón School of Design, La Romana (2015) and Parsons the New School for Design, NY (2017) where she specialized on Materiality (textile waste, systems and means of production within the fashion industry).
Her work has been presented and activated in public and private spaces such as Centro Cultural Eduardo Léon Jimenes, Santiago, RD & online, Goodman Gallery, online, La Plaza de la Bandera, Santo Domingo, DR, Central Park, New York, NY, Union Square Park, New York, NY, Espacio Morillo, Oaxaca, MX, Poco a Poco Residency, Oaxaca, MX, Garner Arts Center, Garnerville, NY, 313 Butler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY, Theresa Lang Center, New York, NY, Parsons the New School for Design, New York, NY, & Galería Altos de Chavón, La Romana, DR.
Left: graphic made in collaboration with Marcos Moore.