B. Guines, Cuba. Alexis Ruiseco-Lombera is a Cuban born-American photographer based in Brooklyn. Their work investigates notions of identity, trauma, and displacement, responding to hyper-masculinity within Cuban culture. Determined by memory, revolution, and family (both created and inherited) their image making is prompted by the intersection between the LGBTQI+ and Cuban community and what is introjected and asserted in and between these seemingly disparate identities. As the actor and director they explore the physicality of performance, in their self-portraiture and portraiture, to examine personal and social narratives of intimacy and sexual identity. Alexis Ruiseco-Lombera received his BFA from Parsons in 2016 and has shown works at Milk Gallery NYC, Kendal Gallery in Miami, the Leslie Lohman Museum(forthcoming), has been featured in VICE, Teeth Magazine, has been awarded the EnFoco Fellowship in 2018, and has been a performer at the Museum of Modern Art.