Liliana Angulo Cortés

  • Born 1974 in Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Based in Bogotá, Colombia.

Artist of African descent. Liliana Angulo Cortés graduated from the National University of Colombia and has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has worked in different regions of the African diaspora, seeking to contribute to the struggles of Afro-descendant communities through collective strategies and a critical art practice.

She explores memory and power from questions of representation, identity, and discourses of race and post-development. She investigates these issues using the body, the image, and the experiences of participants in projects relating to matters of gender, ethnicity, language, history, and politics. Her artistic practice encompasses multiple media, performative practices, cultural traditions, historical reparations, and collaborative work with social organizations. She has had solo and group exhibitions in Colombia and internationally. Understanding artistic practice as integral, she works in all dimensions of the artistic field. She has worked with the Culture Sector for the city of Bogotá.

  • “Porters Wigs” series from the project Un negro es un negro, 1997-2001
  • Courtesy of the artist