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Ruvén Afanador and Ana González Rojas in conversation with Brigitte Baptiste

Cartagena 2022, 

We will talk to the artist in charge of the exhibition Hijas del Agua, Ruvén Afanador and Ana González Rojas, who visited 26 indigenous settlements in Colombia to portray the beauty and uniqueness of the members of those communities. Throughout this journey they crossed the country from the Guajira desert, passing through the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the mountains of Cauca, Urabá in Antioquia, the Chiribiquete mountain range, the Apaporis river in Vaupés, until the seemingly limitless Amazonas river and its lush jungle. The photographer Ruvén Afanador was raised between Colombia and the United States and has worked for prestigious magazines such as Time, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Hollywood Reporter. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Colombia, Spain, Italy, the United States, Argentina and Japan. Ana González Rojas, a Colombian artist and architect, is one of the most renowned female artists on the national scene. In her work she is faithful to her feminine legacy, with a particular perspective on themes such as displacement in society, the devastation of nature and the protection of biodiversity. In conversation with the biologist Brigitte Baptiste.

With the support of AECID and the Spanish Embassy