Xandra Ibarra

Xandra Ibarra

Xandra Ibarra is an Oakland-based performance artist from the El Paso/Juarez border who performs and works under the alias of La Chica Boom. Ibarra uses hyperbolized modes of racialization and sexualization to test the boundaries between her own body and coloniality, compulsory whiteness, and Mexicanidad.Her practice integrates performance, sex acts, and burlesque with video, photography, and objects. Throughout her multiple works, she problematizes the borders between proper and improper ethnic, gender, and queer subject and teeters between degeneracy/abjection and the spectacular/joy.