Installation shots of LatinX/A/O a photographic and oral history research project started during The Overlook Artist Residency in Chicago Illinois. In this project, Giselle explores the idea of citizenship, displacement, the in-between and the definition of ‘home’ in a country that is currently deporting and displace its inhabitants from the other place they have ever known.
Additionally, as part of the two-month residency in January February of 2018, Giselle Mira-Diaz Collaborated with artist Qais Assali. Both visual artists passionate about art education they used The Overlook Place to facilitate art-making as an educational tool unitized to explore social-political topics. Both artists believe in art as resistance and used The Overlook Place to start conversations through community dialogues and/as art-making. As part of their residency at The Overlook Place, they produced a series of open studio activities that engaged the artists, with the public and enhance their discursive practice and understanding of their location in the U.S.