Bonnie Ilza Cisneros

Bodies of Agua

To support the development and creation of Bodies of Agua by Bonnie Ilza Cisneros, including research and ethnographic fieldwork by the artist, exploring five South Texas bodies of water that are intrinsically linked to five generations of the artist’s matrilineal line. Bonnie Ilza Cisneros will document ecological, political, and historical landmarks through autohistoria. As part of this approach, self-reflexive journals and photos will be presented real-time on Furthermore, the artist will compose five 20-page creative nonfiction essays to be published in a chapbook. Finally, a supplemental curriculum for Mexican-American Studies classes in South Texas will be created.

At a Glance

Project Title

Bodies of Agua

NFA Category

NALAC Fund for the Arts San Antonio Artist Grant





Primary Social Theme



San Antonio, TX