About the Event
Soundtrack is a series that invites contemporary sound-based artists to transform your MCA experience on a select day of the month with custom soundtracks reflecting their perspective of works on view in the museum. DJ sets and bands occupy spaces in the museum as the building itself amplifies their sound constructions.
In celebration of the closing weekend of Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today, CQQCHIFRUIT—a, multidisciplinary artist of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent—will close out the day spinning sounds that are inspired by their Miami roots, Chicago/midwest residence, and global interest, with an emphasis on tribal and vocal house, hypnotic trance, and banging bass.
CQQCHIFRUIT is a guest resident DJ at Smart Bar and the co-founder of TRQPiTECA, an artist duo and production company co-founded by DJ La Spacer.
This Soundtrack is organized by Otez Gary, Community Engagement Manager with the Community Engagement Team at the MCA.
About the Artist
CQQCHIFRUIT (Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero, she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent, originally from Miami, FL. Cqqchi’s love for and obsession with dance music began at an early age when she heard Miami bass, freestyle, trance, drum and bass, dancehall, reggaeton, and other types of dance music broadcast on Miami’s radio stations, some coming live from night clubs across South Florida. They got their start as a DJ in 2013 playing with the Chances Dances collective in Chicago, along with their first exposure to house music and underground queer culture. Since then, they’ve performed in nightclubs, art galleries, museums, and festivals across Chicago, nationally, and internationally. Their approach to DJing comes from their love of dancing, and their sound incorporates elements from their Miami roots, Chicago/midwest residence, and global interest, with an emphasis on tribal and vocal house, hypnotic trance, and banging bass. Jacqui is also an accomplished visual and performance artist, often adding visual and vocal flair to their DJ sets, and is a co-founder of artist duo and production company TRQPITECA.
Watch La Spacer & Cqqchifruit of TRQPiTECA DJ at Chicago’s Retreat at Currency Exchange Café in this co-production between Vocalo and the MCA.