Marisa Fulper Estrada is a Colombian-American artist / designer / writer / thinker who keeps
a book in one hand and a piece of chocolate in the other. They are from Michigan, have
lived in Copenhagen, Mexico City, Detroit, Berlin, and currently call Toronto home. Currently reading: Hito Steyerl's The Wretched of the
Screen, Danielle Aubert's The Detroit Printing Co-op, and The Collected Novellas of
Ursula K. Le Guin.
Their thoughts circle around ____________ a lot.
MUNDANITY, MAGICAL REALISM, RETABLOS, QUEER FUTURITY, SOFTNESS,
ROUGHNESS, DECOLONIZATION, SPACE AS COMMODITY, GLOBALISM, LABORER AS PUBLISHER, COLLECTIVE
PRACTICE, POWER STRUCTURES, POTENTIAL FUTURES.
They love hearing about everything and anything. Send your biggest
fear or a burning desire. They'll send you a vague poem about a ball of worms.
Weekly dribble of personal insights illustrated in Mexican retablo inspired panels.
Berlin, DE - Toronto, ON, CA. / 06.2019 - ongoing
MI AMIGA HORMIGA
Hormiga is an anthropomorphic ant who is my semi-biographical avatar. This character allows
me to explore personal content quite literally with a mask, digging into my identity as a
Latinx queer in moments of self-realizations, mundanity, and in-betweens. Mi Amiga
Hormiga is ongoing body of work that includes paper maché, zines, masks, and
Esculturas of an Ant Hill
This series of sculptures started from a need to create physically, but tumbled into a deep
exploration of self corporal and spiritual. Drawing on pre-Colombian art forms and
Peruvian retablos, these sculptures serve as conduits for my emotions and self-projections
and spiritual shrines to connect with my ancestors.
Paper Maché, Trash, Acrylic, Wire.
Toronto, ON, CA. / 11.2018 - ongoing
#1 TV Show Crushes
A 24 pages of shared conversation with roommate Bird Friend, Hormiga expresses their
unshakable love for Kate from Lost.
Risograph. Run of 150. Made in collaboration with Chris
Withers. Detroit, MI, US. / 08.2018
#0 Knick Knack Drawer
Little crumbs of Hormiga tangents gathered into one stockpile
Posters that never manifested off the computer. Pre-cursor to the
Risographed poster presenting the Hormiga project. Run of 25.
Photos from the archive of the original paper mache Hormiga head.
Marisa as Hormiga. Chris Withers as bird friend.
The second publication by Third Phase Cleaning Press continues in the vein of found internet
content, this time centered on the work of architectural photographer Julius Schulman,
buried in an early internet archive. Inspired by multi-layered narratives and temporary
homes, Weekend Getaway includes abstracted writings by Chris and myself, pony loverz adds
to turn a lonely weekend into an unforgetable one, and a website extension still underway.
Limited run of 40 copies. DOWNLOAD DIGITAL PUBLICATION.
Detroit, MI, US + Toronto, ON, CA / 08-11.2019. Collaborative produced with Chris
An annual year-end publication with interviews from fellow artists, designers, and writers
reflecting on the year gone by and their hopes for the new one. The project is facilitated
to create collective reflection and project futures, big or small, into shared
Bye 2017 is a printed publication, consisting of in-depth interviews with university
friends, reflecting back on a year in Trump’s America, on new spaces post-grad, on
favorite moments, and where we hoped to go in the coming year.
Limited print run for contributors. Ann Arbor, MI, US / 11-12.2017.
After a year full of new spaces and friends, Bye 2018 centered around created virtual space
and self-authorship taking form in a shared Google Slides. Contributors could respond to
the question, design their slide, comment on others, and re-edit. My sole role was
facilitating the space for reflection.
Inspired by an online forum post, Into the Flood is a 24 page publication of visual
experiments that compliment Xorkoth's odyseey of taking the world's strongest
hallucinogenic to kick his opiate addiction. Intrigued by the divide of high and low
literature and value systems of printed vs. internet content, the goal was to create a
tangible experience for this well-written story and put it into physical space.
A comic of an anthropomorphic Chicanx banana peel who has hyper-real interactions addressing
its existentialism, humanity, and the current political climate.
Risograph Comic & Poster. Run of 100. Roma Norte, CDMX, MX /
VIENDO LAST VISTAS
A series of two zines drawn from sights in my neighborhood in Mexico City. Playing on the
nature of tourism and the gentrification of foreigners into the space itself, these
illustrated pages play on wealth disparities.
Zine & Poster. Roma Norte, CDMX, MX / 03-04.2018.
A series of 80+ handmade zines drawn over a 5 month period, serving as a scattered diary of
abstracted moments in my life, stemming from frustrations and disillusionment of societial
structures. RAW was born from the need to communicate this discrepancy I feel in the space
I occupy and the space I wish to create, one that questions structures of power and opens
conversations for creative thinking and change, and the need to release the pent up
language and visuals swirling in my head,collected and inspired by everyday events. The
content derives from the moment, the space, and people around me there in that moment
allowing the id to fight capitalism’s functionality, to cut away the curated self, and to
foster countercultural and unconventional thinking.
Zine & Poster. Ann Arbor + Detroit, Michigan, US / 07.2017-02.2018.