About Raquel Du Toit (aka Ixtel)
MFA recipient at Pratt Institute, Raquel Du Toit is a Mexican American artist who works within multiple disciplines exhibiting work in London, New York and Mexico. She was a fellow at the Vermont Studio Center and went to Pacific Lutheran University for Photography . Before moving to New York, she collaborated with other artists in London and Seattle to create a non-profit named “What is Art” in which performance, sound, new media art forms were challenged, experienced and expanded in new ways. Raquel continues to create interactive sculptures, performances, video and installations in order to remove the white walls of the galleries within her work. She is currently a recipient of the NYFA Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in the Arts and continues to curate, create, and cultivate work nationally and internationally. She is the co founder of Luxury Blight, a curatorial, production company that creates spaces in which artist can project video, create sound and incorporate performance art.