HAWAPI 2018, Pondores
Artists: María Buenaventura (CO), Elkin Calderón Guevara (CO), Juan Betancurth (CO), Samuel Lasso (CO), Henry Palacio (CO), Adriana Ramírez (CO), Santiago Díaz (CO), Julieth Morales (CO), Camilo Leyva (CO), Ana Izquierdo (PE), Hamlet Lavastida (CU), Alexander Hick (GER).
HAWAPI Directors: Maxim Holland, Susie Quillian - Curator: Andrea Muñoz - Context display window / Curator: Jenny Díaz, Juan Betancurth - Academic Program: Jenny Díaz
HAWAPI presents exhibition in Bogotá showcasing the results of its 2018 residency in settlement for FARC ex-combatants. HAWAPI is pleased to announce the sixth edition of its annual independent art project. Each year HAWAPI invites artists to develop and produce artworks in places that are afected by distinct social, political and economic issues. In November 2018, in its frst edition in Colombia, HAWAPI took place in the Territorial Area for Training and Reincorporation (ETCR) Amaury Rodríguez, one of the 24 temporary settlements established by the Colombian government and UN for ex-combatants of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) as part of the peace accord signed in 2016. The ETCR Amaury Rodríguez is located in Pondores, a remote region in the department of La Guajira and has approximately 250 inhabitants, most of whom are ex-combatants of the FARC. Between November 3 and 12, 2018, the 11 artists invited to participate in this edition of HAWAPI, stayed at the ETCR where they produced a series of artworks and cultural activities that refected on the current state of the peace process in Colombia and more specifcally on the experiences of individual ex-combatants living in the ETCR Amaury Rodríguez. On February 16, 2019 HAWAPI will present the collective exhibition "HAWAPI 2018 - Pondores", curated by Andrea Muñoz, in Espacio El Dorado. The group of national and international artists who participated in HAWAPI 2018 will present original works developed in response to their experiences on location at the ETCR. The exhibition will remain open until April 14, 2019.
1 Otto Bollnow (1969), Hombre y Espacio, Editorial Labor.