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Daniela Ortiz
Pictured is a light skin woman with long dark brown hair seated on a light wooden stool carrying her child, who is facing away from the camera. The woman wears a long-sleeve black blouse and blue sweatpants with three white stripes that go up and down the leg. They are seated in a lush green backyard.

Daniela Ortiz, courtesy the artist

Date and place of birth
b. 1985, Arequipa, Perú
Current location
Cusco, Perú
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
202223, Democracy Machine Fellow

Daniela Ortiz is an artist and mother, who works in ceramics, collage, and children’s books, with the intention of creating “distance from Eurocentric conceptual art aesthetics.” Her practice aims to generate visual narratives in which the concepts of nationality, racialization, social class, and genre are explored in order to critically understand structures of colonial, patriarchal, and capitalist power.

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