ABOUT THE ARTIST AND EXHIBITION
“Sediment/o”, investigates the concept of human and environmental settling as a result of migratory actions. As this transnational body of water migrated, flooded, changed, and faced pollution, the Tijuana river story is paralleled by the experiences of the people whose lives are impacted by it. Drawing from childhood memory, Pimienta dives into the dichotomy of the river and its history as a provider as well as a contaminated and heavily politicized waterway. Pimienta emphasizes the river as a geographic formation charged with experiences and sentimentality as it connects and divides peoples’ lives on both sides of the border.
Pimienta’s interdisciplinary art practice confronts the injustices and problematic approaches existent in social, political, and economic systems endemic throughout border cultures. Pimienta lives and works between San Diego and Tijuana. has a Ph.D in Literature and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego as well as a B.A. in Latin American Studies from San Diego State University. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally.