In this work, I relate to the path of conocimiento, a concept developed by Gloria Anzaldúa, which is a form of spiritual inquiry/activism, reached via creative acts—writing, art-making, dancing, healing, teaching, meditation, and spiritual activism. In writing and drawing, I weave lines to different realities: the rural upbringings of the women who raised me, my migration from the Third World, the meaning of home and belonging, and my connection to all that exists on the planet as political consciousness.
Imayna Caceres (Lima, 1979) is an artist, writer and curator. She is a graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with a background on Sociology and is part of the TRENZA collective, a group of women with ties to Latin America. Her work focuses on the making of meaning in community, Andean/Amazonian knowledges, and practices of regeneration for social justice.
Her latest works Geography of Selves / Roots in the Dark (2019) and Condor, Puma, Serpiente (2018) are in dialogue with her curatorial projects: The Ritual (2018), Back/s Together: Gloria Anzaldúa, her drawings, our connection to her (2018) and A Look Back Into the Museum (2016), all with Verena Melgarejo Weinandt, Anti*colonial Fantasies/ Decolonial Strategies (2016) which was also published as book, with Sunanda Mesquita and Sophie Utikal, Intervention of a Columbus Statue in Vienna (2017) with TRENZA, Decolonial Borderlands (2017) with Sophie Utikal and Who is Afraid of The Museum? (2015) with Verena Melgarejo Weinandt, Marissa Lôbo and Pêdra Costa.