Raquel Sakrístan is a multidisciplinary artist, who endeavours in her projects to eliminate the borders between aesthetic codes, techniques and artistic languages. At the Complutense University of Madrid, she became interested in studying creative processes. With her projects, she has participated in individual and group exhibitions in Ghana, Beijing and Rio de Janeiro.
When she moved to New York in 2006, Sakrístan transferred to working with public spaces and widely varying social contexts. In her work, she introduces temporary objects and ambiguous texts to spaces and landscapes to create different perspectives. Her projects carried out with elderly people in distant villages, African youths, psychiatric patients and other groups considered to exist outside of the arts have provided opportunities to focus on listening.
Since 2014, Sakrístan has primarily worked with artists belonging to special groups, bringing forward ideas that might not have been otherwise conveyable.
In the municipality of Ii, Sakrístan combined her interest in landscapes and working with special groups by visiting the Startti group home.