On Saturday 23 April 2022, we held a Festival of Latin American Anti-Racist and Decolonial Art at Contact Theatre in Manchester. The event launched a major online exhibition that has emerged from the CARLA (Cultures of Anti-racism in Latin America) project at University of Manchester. It also showcased the work of some of the Latin American artists with whom we have been collaborating over the past two years: creators of colour at the forefront of antiracist struggles in their countries. The festival showcased performances and films by the following artists. Head to our website to see more.
Wilson Borja, an Afro-Colombian visual artist and graphic designer
Sankofa Danzafro, Afro-Colombian dance company
Denilson Baniwa, Brazilian Indigenous artist
Identidad Marrón, Argentinian artistic collective
Teatro en Sepia, Afro-Argentine theatre company
Teatro El Katango, Argentinian Mapuche theatre company
Margarita Ariza, Colombian performance artist
Gustavo Caboco, Brazilian Indigenous artist
Eskina Qom, Argentinian Indigenous hip-hop duo
See a full programme for the event (in English, Spanish and Portuguese) here.
Peter Wade is Professor of Social Anthropology at University of Manchester and director of the CARLA project.