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Paula Baeza Pailamilla
Standing person with brown skin, short black hair, traditional Mapuche earring, blue, light blue and pink sweatshirt with zipper in the middle. In front of their is a part of a textile piece in light pink, dark pink, purple and black. The piece is on a table where the artist rests their hands.

Credit: Jean-Baptiste Béranger/IASPIS

Date and place of birth
b. 1988, Chile
Current location
Zürich, Switzerland
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
202223, Democracy Machine Fellow

Paula Baeza Pailamilla is a Mapuche artist and a member of the Mapuche collective Rangiñtulewfü and Yene Revista, which deeply informs their work in performance, textile practices, and audiovisual formats. Their practice includes “positioning the territory of the body as a place of visibility of a struggle, a conflict, a discomfort” and art actions that create juxtapositions between gender, race and class from “the possibility of an anticolonial gaze.” 

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