Marcel Pardo Ariza is a co-founder of Art Handxlrs*. They are a trans visual artist, curator, and art worker that explores the relationship of representation, intergenerational kinship, and queerness through constructed photographs, site-specific installations, and public programming. Their work is invested in creating long term interdisciplinary collaborations and opportunities that are non-hierarchical, decentralized, and equitable. They have worked in the civic engagement department at YBCA and served on the Curatorial Council at Southern Exposure. Ariza is currently a lecturer at CCA and SFSU.