June 07, 2023

José Ignacio, Uruguay

Ama Amoedo


Liliana Angulo Cortés

Liliana Angulo Cortés (Bogotá, Colombia, 1974) is an Afro-descendant artist who works in different regions of the African diaspora through a critical artistic practice, in search of collective strategies of cultural recovery that contribute to the struggles of Afro-descendant communities. She has a specialization in sculpture from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, a Master in Arts from the University of Illinois (Chicago) and a Master in Anthropology from the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). Her work encompasses performative practices, visibilization of cultural traditions, historical reparations and collaborative work with social organizations. She has had exhibitions in Colombia and internationally. She is a teacher and promoter of Afro-Colombian memory and community art. She lives and works in Bogotá.

During FAARA residency, Angulo Cortés investigated the history, memory and resistance of the Afro-descendant and indigenous communities of the Río de la Plata, historically oppressed and invisibilized. In this process, she visited the Caserío de los Negros, the outlet of the Arroyo Miguelete and the Plaza Senzala, as well as candombe socio-cultural spaces and old tenements. She also met with several Afro-Uruguayan women leaders and attended the ritual dedicated to Exú at the Casa de Quimbanda, in Montevideo.

  • Liliana Angulo Cortés. Un caso de reparación, 2015.
    A project of historical reparation and digital humanities on the enslaved and Afro-descendants in the Botanical Expedition of New Granada. El Ranchito, Matadero Madrid, 2015.
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  • Liliana Angulo Cortés. Presencia Negra, 2007.
    Polyptych of 7 images. On screen, on the left: “Medellín: Retrato de una negra” de Henry Price (1852); on the right “Medellín: Retrato de Lucy Rengifo” de Liliana Angulo Cortés (2007). Photo performance-recreation, Digital photography
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  • Liliana Angulo Cortés. ¡Quieto Pelo!, 2017. Photograph. Collective construction project on the tradition of hairstyling and care in Afro-descendant communities. Tumaco, Nariño, Colombia, 2017
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  • Liliana Angulo Cortés. Negra Menta, 2003.
    Color photography - Installation.