The Aguaturbia Collective is a group made up of Afro-descendant artists living in Bogotá who practise in various disciplines and aspects of the artistic field. Using art, Aguaturbia seeks to address problems and issues related to the constructions of race in Colombian society and within the Afro-Colombian community and social movements.
The collective is located in a tradition of thought which is home to many generations of Afro-descendant intellectuals and creatives who form part of the African diaspora. The collective is committed to defending the knowledge produced by art and the emancipatory visions of the world that Afro artists have produced in Colombia.
As outlined in the publicity document (in PDF), the IRA project, a living archive of anti-racist artistic practices, is also a space to think about and propose other registers for the representation and participation of Black, Afro-descendant, Raizal and Palenquera communities in Colombia, as part of an anti-racist strategy.
The Colectivo Aguaturbia is made up of Afro-descendant artists:
- Liliana Angulo Cortés
- Laura Asprilla Carrillo
- Wilson Borja Marroquín
- Paola Lucumi
- Loretta M. Moreno
- Natalia Mosquera Valencia
- Leonardo Rua Puerta