Liliana Angulo Cortés | Project Quieto Pelo, 2009 | 6 photographs, video, sound interviews
Liliana Angulo Cortés
Liliana Angulo Cortés | Project Quieto Pelo, 2009 | 6 photographs, video, sound interviews
Liliana Angulo Cortés
Liliana Angulo Cortés

Liliana Angulo Cortés

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, 1974; lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia

As an artist in Colombia, I have been committed to challenging racial politics, as conceived by both the oppressors and the oppressed, focusing on African diaspora populations, particularly in the Americas and Caribbean. My work refutes the limitations of identity in national narratives and of power relations within these discourses. It challenges imposed hierarchies, disputing the ideas of a disembodied universality. I use and create fractures in the Eurocentric, colonial, racist, and classist order. I present stories of resistance and radical thinking about freedom as the submerged history of the oppressed, in an attempt to articulate social problems, engaging critically with issues of ethnicity, sexuality, gender, class, or race. I focus on cultural practices outside traditional artistic disciplines and the art market, to challenge settings of white privilege that unilaterally reinforce an “Art World” founded on exclusion and the extension of privileges given to a supposedly “high culture.”

I believe in the artist as a public intellectual. My practice involves different roles—researcher, creator, educator, distributor, administrator, and curator—and diverse media combining interventions, installation, performance, video, photography, and language, among others.

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