Ammi Robles is a visual artist and language interpreter raised in the border town of Agua Prieta, Sonora. She is also a photographer, independent filmmaker, performer, and organizer. Some of her recent work, along with that of other border women, has been featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Scottsdale, AZ, in the exhibition "Division of Labor: Women Shifting a Transnational Gaze" and her photographic and video work was on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, AZ in the exhibition "WOMEN NOURISHING FRONTERIZX BODIES: RESISTANCE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19."
Robles is also a member and co-founder of a group of women artists from Sonora and Arizona called "Las Fronterizas," with which she performed a live performance installation at the Douglas, AZ/ Agua Prieta, SON border fence.
For Ammi, the documentation in her projects is done to preserve the history of the border town where she lives. She wants her work to represent the border culture she grew up with accurately. Her culture has allowed her to enjoy the best of both worlds and to bond with people from both sides. Robles has been exploring analog photography and introducing film aesthetics into her art by combining it with contemporary situations to evoke feelings of nostalgia, warmth, and border pride.
"My eye is continuously evolving. A few years ago, I paid attention to my surroundings, but now, I care about them. How can a stare, an instant, or an object carry so many secrets?
My goal is to share those stories and represent realities while creating untold narratives about the world through my eye, lens, and mind."