There is no distinction between the private Maria Montoya and the public, professional blogger on social media. Because her body is her work, through which she expresses content based on themes of gender, body, sexuality, LGBTIQA + community with the use of Latin American elements. “My work of art and I are one and the same thing”…

Maria Montoya

Hello Maria would you like to introduce yourself to our readers?
Thank you very much for this invitation. For the people who do not know me, I am Maria Montoya, visual artist, art director and queer activist. I’m actually working on my artistic and textile projects mostly based on themes of gender, body, sexuality, LGBTIQA+ community with the use of Latin American elements. I’m always talking from my context which is latino. I invite you to look at my work on my Instagram account.

Maria Montoya

Where are you from and how old are you?
I’m Colombian and I’m close to turning 25 next November 2nd. “Dia de Muertos”. I’ve always had a fascination for costumes, colours, performance, body and everything related to it. I’m very interested in exploring the different ways of speaking or communicating through my body, that’s why my work of art and I are one and the same thing. I am my work of art.

I think I’m a very colorful person, I’m a bright rainbow, extravagant and kitsch and I try every single day to be the most genuine and real person.

Maria Montoya

It seems like you are very glamour person, you like fashion and also very good photos. What are your interests? And how would you describe yourself?
I work as a freelance artist, I’m creating and working on my ideas full time, sometimes they’re paintings, others embroidery and even clothes. I’ve also worked as a model in Colombia and other Latin American countries, doing campaigns for different brands. I also have a photography project with my brother and my best friend so we’re always taking pictures, and hunting places for new settings. In…

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