Tejada was born in Los Angeles, California (1964). He has published
critical reviews and writings on contemporary Latin American artists and
photographers in Boletín de Curare, La jornada, Artes de México,
Luna córnea (Mexico), Third Text (UK), Flash Art
(US-Italy), Arte Internacional, and Art Nexus (Colombia).
After ten years in Mexico City, editing Mandorla: New Writing From the
Americas, an annual of advanced poetry and poetics, Tejada lives now
in Austin where he's the assistant curator at the Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern
and Mexican Photography at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos.
His poetry slows down the "reckless velocity of the social" with
the figures and tropes of international (post) modernism. This writing pingpongs
from a short, fragmentary, careful line a la Beckett to vast postapocalyptic
caverns of fantasy and Bataillean distress. His enemy? The implacable, trivial
"exoticism" demanded by the market, hell on serious art production.
September 18, 1998