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ROMERO, Mayro  and  CARRILLO ROSERO, Ana. The Kids. Índex [online]. 2022, n.13, pp.134-150. ISSN 2477-9199.

Lxs Niñxs, presented at Casa de las Posadas in Cuenca in August-September 2021, was a dark, nostalgic, and controversial exhibition. It used a low light, to let us see the memories and their possibilities, the only light in the room went through the doors and the edges of the windows (figure 1). This exhibition, Mayro Romero's (Portoviejo, 1995) first solo show, explores his/her childhood and his/her relationship with heteronormativity and the sex-gender canon. The works contain the shadow of the norm that takes hostage a body that, even today, prefers to define itself in the non-binary logics. The curatorial text becomes a conversation about the reverie left by the violence experienced by children, the machinic action of shaping a future that no longer belongs to us and the relationship between childhood and law. A work that takes over a house, just as memories invade architectures, seeking in the imagination the strategy to transfigure that violence.

Keywords : childhood; sex-gender identity; law; memories..

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