KC Ortiz, b. 1978, Chicago, USA. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ortiz began painting graffiti at the age of 12 on the rooftops and trains of his hometown Chicago and a winding road of graffiti, street life, prison and photojournalism led to his paintings and studio work. Ortiz’s work is an exploration on survival, preservation, and resistance in a world that is rapidly changing under political upheveal, economic inequality, misinformation, and technological advances. Ortiz examines and questions both our individual and collective roles and responsibilities in these current times and to future generations and civilizations.