About Raquel Du Toit (aka Ixtel)
MFA recipient at Pratt institute, Raquel as a process artist has been installing, making sculptures, photographing and creating interactive performances 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 artist around London and Seattle to create a non-profit named “What is Art” in which non-traditional art forms were pushed, challenged, and experienced in new ways. Raquel continues to create interactive sculptures, performances and installations in order to remove the white walls of the galleries within her work. She is currently the creative program director at the Lower Eastside Girls Club and continues to curate, create, and cultivate work nationally and internationally. She is the co founder of Luxury Blight a curatorial duo project that creates spaces in which artist can project, create sound and incorporate performance art.