Charlie Perez-Tlatenchi (b. 1994, Brooklyn, NY) utilizes a visual language based in photography to focus on how colonial histories and their images circulate under the shadows cast by globalization. The works reflects on histories unseen but their effects are felt to this day. His practice is conceptually centered in the intercultural interactions that occur daily on the streets of New York City, through the language and materials of street advertisements. Lenticular prints, perforated vinyl, inkjet printing, silkscreen, among others, mediate these intercultural collisions.

Charlie's ongoing body of work “Descendente" is an ongoing set of material investigations into these histories and the everyday. The title translates to "descendant," to physically moving downward or to fall, but also to move through an ancestral lineage down the generations. The dilution of culture is present in the circulation of low-resolution images that have become almost illegible, or their meanings reshaped, converted, and unresolved. Displacement is present in the treatment of landscapes and iconography that have been fragmented and cut out, creating new spaces of diasporic homes in the process.

Charlie is a recent MFA graduate the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. He will be participating in the Maracuyá Residency in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, during the Summer of 2023 and was shortlisted for the Magnum Foundation Counter Histories Grant in 2022. He is preparing to mount solo installations at Window Unit, South Orange, NJ (2023) and haul gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2024); He has also participated in exhibitions at: Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD (2023); Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York (2022); haul gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2020); FLUC, Vienna, Austria (2019); Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR (2018); Canada Gallery, New York, NY (2017), among others.