andi icaza-largaespada is a visual artist, researcher, and facilitator with ties and responsibilities to Nicaragua, and queer, and displaced communities from the global south in so-called Canada, Spain, and abroad. Their work is focused on creative publishing, lens-based mediums, performance and collaboration, exploring themes of grief, collective resistance, audiovisual political culture, gender, and ecology, using elements of social research, somatics, and queer theory. She has mentored under artists Gloria Carrión, Rocío Graham, Kay Higgins, Althea Thauberger and Jin-me Yoon.
They are currently developing a project based on intimate and collective mourning, expanding the archive, and transnational community collaboration, addressing embodied, intergenerational, and collective experiences of displacement, post-war, death, and resilience. Other recent projects include a multifaceted investigation that reads and generates photographs about cultures of extractivism, mining, and resistance, created between Vancouver, Canada, and Nicaragua, and an ongoing collaborative relation with artist book publisher Moniker Press, together with other artists and authors.