Balitronica Gomez is a cyborg poet, performance artist and queer sex radical currently living in San Francisco. She was born and raised on the San Diego/Tijuana border where she was part of the punk and literary underground scene. She lived in Paris in a 17th century Dominican convent researching nun culture and expat literature. She holds an MFA in Poetry and Queer Theory from Mills College. As a photo-performance artist she has collaborated with several well-known photographers such as Manuel Vason, RJ Muna and Herachi Hache.
For the last 3 years, Balitronica has toured with Guillermo Gómez-Peña and the legendary performance troupe La Pocha Nostra as a core member.
One of her best known performance art projects is the “phantom mariachi”, a black spandex Sentai-suited “anonymous” woman wearing a mariachi hat, high heels and bearing a placard with statements like: “Against the erasure of complex identities and eviction.” This bold persona appears as a walking censorship bar. She silently speaks of the devastating erasure of complex identities. She is a symbolic inhabitant of past, present and future San Francisco.