Coco Guzmán: We are 43

Photo: Mirna Chacin

We are 43

We are 43 explores how everyday spaces may become spectral portals, sites of memory that allow us to voice our demands and communicate with the disappeared. The number 43 refers to the students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College who disappeared in 2014.


Coco Guzmán is a cuir (queer) Spanish artist who uses drawing, theater, and queer theory to explore impossible and untold histories of political violence. Coco’s work has been exhibited across the Americas and Europe. Coco is currently an MFA candidate at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, where they were awarded a SSHRC scholarship for their research.