Z’otz* Collective is a group of three artists with Latin American roots: Nahúm Flores (Honduras), Erik Jerezano (Mexico), and Ilyana Martínez (Mexico/Canada). Formed in Toronto in 2004, Z’otz* members meet weekly to collaborate on works that incorporate drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and site–specific installations. The direct approach of drawing, their primary means of expression, allows them to create quirky, humourous images that touch on the themes of migration, displacement, transition and transformation. The work connects to the storytelling traditions of their background, with mythological beings and symbols that transition between the individual and collective dynamic. Z’otz is the Mayan word for “bat”.