Daniela Ortiz

Daniela Ortiz (Solo show): "E coglieremo i saperi delle nostre resistenze", Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turín, 7.4.22 > 2.10.22

On April 7 at 7 p.m. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo opens the first solo exhibition in Italy of Daniela
Ortiz (Peru, 1985). The exhibition presents a selection of recent works, including paintings, embroideries and
installations, which reflect on the themes of childhood education and the transmission of knowledge as
instruments of resistance to historical and contemporary forms of colonialism. The exhibition is part of the
third season of Verso, the artistic and educational program developed by Fondazione Sandretto Re
Rebaudengo with the Youth Policies Department of the Piedmont Region.

Historically pedagogical material and productions for children have been built in aesthetics that resemble
innocence and even tenderness. This never served as a barrier for transmitting deeply politicized contents to
children, actually it was a strategy to do so with immunity. In this way ideologies that sustain colonialism,
patriarchy and capitalism where implanted to white populations and imposed to global south and racialized
people, shaping the violent history and present of imperialism into paternalistic narratives that glorify figures
of white supremacy, while at the same trying to erase the genealogies, memories and present existence of
anticolonial resistances.

The installation And We Will Harvest the Knowledges of Our Resistances shares a series of artworks that
through diverse pedagogical languages and children-like formats narrate and vindicate those memories,
genealogies and figures from the anticolonial history that have confronted the erasure strategy of
imperialism. From Fernandito Tupac Amaru, son of the anticolonial Andean revolutionary leaders Tupac
Amaru and Micaela Bastidas kidnapped by the Spanish authorities and taken to Spain, to the children and
babies from the global south territories that have been born after the imposition and posterior failure of
violent eugenic policies of white supremacy, the works portray and create a visual memory of the concrete
persecution towards children, reproductive and family right of those that confronted power by nurturing,
caring and growing their communities.


7 April – 2 October 2022
Curated by Irene Calderoni e Bernardo Follini
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Via Modane 16, Turin

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