About Us

TRQPiTECA is a Chicago-based artist duo and production company creating space for local and international artists working with queer and tropical aesthetics to experiment and thrive. Since 2015, co-founders and resident DJs Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero (CQQCHIFRUIT) and Natalie Murillo (La Spacer) curate this environment through the incorporation of installation art, video, dance music, and performances, with the intention of fostering creative engagement with the diverse communities of which we are a part. Over the 3 years of TRQPITECA’s existence, we have worked with over 175 performance artists, visual artists, DJs, and musicians from Chicago and around the world.

RESIDENT DJS AND CO-FOUNDERS

Natalie Murillo
aka
La Spacer
Natalie Murillo (aka La Spacer) is a musician, producer, DJ, performer, raised in CHICAGO (the birthplace of HOUSE music.) It is not a coincidence that La Spacer was raised in the right place to be exposed to a genre of music that influenced their pursue in creating and sharing the experience of dance music. They have focused in experiencing Chicago’s house music and sister city Detroit’s techno in different parts of the world. Experiencing the underground global dance craze phenomenon influenced by these two sister cities since, the late 80s. Based on La Spacers’ posteriori knowledge she pursues to produce other worldly hypnotic rhythms with house & techno music as its foundation. Natalie is a part of a generation of artist that will continue to push barriers and create space for artist that support and influence the global underground dance movement. 

 

Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero
aka
DJ CQQCHIFRUIT
is a Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent, originally from Miami, FL. In 2012 they received the Mark Aguhar Memorial Grant for Feminine-Spectrum Artists of Color and went on to become an organizer of Chances Dances, a DJ/artist collective in Chicago dedicated to building safer spaces for all gender identities that also funds The Critical Fierceness Grant, a micro-grant for local queer-identified artists. They have performed and exhibited across the US and internationally in Cuba, Mexico, and Canada.