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About Hoesy

Baltimore City - Highlandtown A&E District

Hoesy Corona (based in the U.S.) is a Queer Latinx artist creating uncategorized and multidisciplinary art spanning installation, performance, and sculpture. His latest installation Terrestrial Caravan (2022) at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD is on view through Aug 2023. Corona is a current Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center Public Humanities Fellow 2022-2023 at the Johns Hopkins University's Sheridan Libraries'.  

Hoesy is a former Taf Fellow 2019 & 2020 in Tulsa, OK and a Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow 2017-2018 in Washington, DC. He is the… more

The Dreamer, The Writer, and The Philosopher: a conversation with The Thinker, 2014


The Dreamer, The Writer, and The Philosopher: a conversation with The Thinker, 2014
Hoesy Corona
Baltimore Museum of Art 



Mother Death Life Mama, 2012
Hoesy Corona
Baltimore Museum of Art 


The Queen's Game, 2011
The Copycat Theatre
Baltimore Museum of Art
  • The Dreamer, The Writer, and The Philosopher: A conversation with The Thinker
    The Dreamer, The Writer, and The Philosopher: A conversation with The Thinker Hoesy Corona Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore, MD, 2014
  • The Dreamer, The Writer, and The Philosopher: A conversation with The Thinker
    The Dreamer, The Writer, and The Philosopher: A conversation with The Thinker Hoesy Corona Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore, MD
  • The Dreamer, The Writer, and The Philosopher: A conversation with The Thinker
    The Dreamer, The Writer, and The Philosopher: A conversation with The Thinker Hoesy Corona Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore, MD, 2014
  • Mother Death Life Mama
    Mother Death Life Mama Hoesy Corona Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore, MD, 2012
  • Mother Death Life Mama, 2012
    Mother Death Life Mama Hoesy Corona Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore, MD, 2012
  • Mother Death Life Mama | The Fruit of Earthly Delight
    Mother Death Life Mama Hoesy Corona Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore, MD, 2012
  • Mother Death Life Mama
    Mother Death Life Mama Hoesy Corona Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore, MD, 2012
  • Mother Death Life Mama: Wanderlust
    Mother Death Life Mama Hoesy Corona Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore, MD, 2012
  • The Queens Game
    The Copycat Theatre Baltimore Museum of Art B- Grant Recipient 2011 Baltimore, MD, 2011
  • The Queens Game
    The Copycat Theatre Baltimore Museum of Art B- Grant Recipient 2011 Baltimore, MD, 2011

Site Responsive and Situation Specific Installations (2010-Present)

Site Responsive and Situation Specific Installations (2010-Present) are a series of sculptural and performance arrangements that transform a specific site or location by carefully crafting relationships between the limitations of the designated space itself and the materials used in the transformation. These types of works typically incorporate ongoing interactive live performances that animate the installation and engage the participants.

These site responsive installation performances were created through dynamic collaborations with individuals and groups of creative friends. Together we manifested extraordinary other-worldly visuals, living situations and immersive experiences/happenings that were constantly received well by the public. My collaborators  are an array of artists working in a variety of media. Collaborations include "Noon Bloom" with Mary Alessi, "The Copycat Theatre" with multidisciplinary artists Sam Shea, Person Ablach, Pilar Diaz, and Monica Mirable, living performances with Victor Torres, and a musical performance with acclaimed musician Abdu Ali in art critic Michael Farley's empty baltimore bedroom.
  • The White Orphan Finale
  • The Queens Game
    The Copycat Theatre (E)Merge Art Fair Washington, DC, 2011
  • Roommates
    City Arts Baltimore, MD, 2014 with Sound Collaboration by Abdu Ali
  • The White Orphan
    Curious Palace Baltimore, MD, 2014
  • The Plant Room
    collaboration with Rachael London Copycat Theatre Baltimore, MD, 2010
  • King of the Jungle
    The Copycat Theatre Baltimore, MD, 2010
  • Going Nowhere
    Maryland Art Place Baltimore, MD, 2013
  • Going Nowhere
    Maryland Art Place Baltimore, MD, 2013
  • The Border Shaman
    Current Space Baltimore, MD, 2011
  • The Border Shaman
    Current Space Gallery Baltimore, MD, 2011

The Nobodies (2009-Present)

In The Nobodies (2009-Present), I invite audience members to play a part in the act of 'nobodying', an operation that consists of making somebody into nobody. Nothing all of a sudden becomes individualized, becomes body and eyes, becomes no one. The Nobodies take the form of site specific performances where I simultaneously hide and reveal the body--in the process of obfuscating the figure I inadvertently bring attention to the absence of the very same body. To be or not to be. The dominant social class has banished marginalized individuals to not being, and despite this the NOBODIES, unseen and unheard, continue to exist. 

As a culture we take part in NOBODYING everyday, when we cover our bodies with garments selected from the offerings of monopoly stores that dictate our tastes with the promise to make us into individuals in uniform. We engage in the operation of NOBODYING with our selective hearing and seeing, with our lack of eye contact, when we dissimulate both the presence of a homeless person on the street and our own, in an effort towards invisibility. Blindly believing that if I can't see them-- they must not be there and so I must not be here either.

The process of NOBODYING is one that denies the presence of the other and of the self simultaneously. A reality in which we dismiss ourselves from the complicity of our political-structures and the social-actions that mask the horrifying critiques of the “reality” we help sustain but refuse to acknowledge. Usually faceless NOBODIES are easily consumed as objects by passersby, ambulatory viewers and dedicated observes.
  • Alien Dreams
    Artscape Baltimore, MD, 2013
  • Scapegoat Monument
    Fine Arts Work Center Provincetown, MA, 2014 Photo by Coco Fusco
  • Nobodying
    Artscape Baltimore, MD, 2013 photo by: Kata Frederick
  • On Becoming No One
    Sh!t Show Panoply Laboratory Brooklyn, NY, 2013 Photo by: McSherry
  • City High
    EMP Collective Baltimore, MD, 2015 Photo by: Carly J Bales
  • Mister White
    Highlandtown Pop-Up Baltimore, MD, 2014 photo: Chanan Delivuk
  • The Water Bearers
    Artscape Baltimore, MD, 2015
  • Orange Scapegoat
    Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore,MD,2012 photo by: Chris Meyers
  • Portrait of No-one
    Current Space Baltimore, MD, 2011 Photo by: Elle Perez
  • Nobody
    Artscape Baltimore, MD, 2013 Photo by: Mary Alessi