Daniela Ortiz

contributes to

The Empire of Law. Legality and Other Narrative Tools of Colonialism

Daniela Ortiz (Peru, 1985) lives and works in Barcelona. Through her work, she generates spaces of tension in which she explores concepts of nationality, racialization, social class and gender in order to understand how violence, persecution of racialized communities, inclusion and exclusion operate in occidental societies. Recent projects revolve around the issue of the migratory control system, its links to colonialism and its management by European-white states and societies.

Daniela Ortiz has exhibited at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2016; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, 2016; MACBA, Barcelona, 2015; Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, 2015; Weltmuseum, Vienna, 2015; Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2014; MUAC, Mexico, 2014; Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid, 2014 and 80M2, Lima, 2012 among others. She has participated in group exhibitions in Spain, France, the United States, Peru, Sweden, Austria, Romania and the Czech Republic. She has received the Guasch Coranty grant from the University of Barcelona (2011) for her project Maids Rooms, a grant by CIFO (2012) for the project Distinction and the BCN production grant for her project NN15.518 that she made in collaboration with Xose Quiroga.