Melissa Orozco Salazar
Mel Orozco (1989, Mexico), she/they, is an artist, performer and arts organizer. She uses art as a means of transformation and social change by focusing in creating connections between art and people to find healing, reflection and empathy to ignite social justice. She achieves it through movement, interactive and participatory installations, workshops and conversations.
She co-founded escenaconsejo, an arts collective that creates multimedia questions. She has a b.a. in law degree by the Tecnológico de Monterrey from Mexico City, and holds a certification from NYC’s Gibney Dance’s Institute for Community Action Training Program. Currently, she resides in Brooklyn, New York and is one of the artists selected for the 2018 New York Foundation for the Arts “Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Social Practice”.