Artist Statement (in progress)

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My name is Moki Tantoco. I am currently enrolled at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for a BFA with emphasis in art history, theory, and criticism. I am inspired by the materials I work with and so my work is very based upon collecting. I have many traditional collections such as stamps, photographs, and movie ticket stubs, but an even larger collection of unusual items. I have large quantities of broken stringed instruments, paper umbrellas, technological hardware, organic materials: bones and shells, and much more. Currently I am working on a project completely dependent on public participation, using Facebook as a vehicle of communication. I create a group called Moki’s Tea Collection, and invited everyone I am friends with to join. I simply asked for a documentation of Name, Date, Flavor, and Location of the tea (used or unused). As of today, there are 166 members and I have received over thirty bags of tea from many individuals. I am excited to see the project grow and expand in this documentation of identity.

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About Moki

Studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for a BFA with emphasis in art education. Recently has been spotted dabbling in performance art, installations, and public art.
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