Recontarnos (Rewriting Us) is a multidisciplinary exhibition of work by Central American women artists that highlights and entwines the lived experiences, perspectives, and shared resiliency of women in the region. Historically, the social narratives of women in Central America have been told from the patriarchal male gaze. This is the first Central American exhibition that features all women artists, and is curated by an all-female and feminist curatorial collective using curaduría comunitaria. This project is a way of owning our own portrayal through the creative autonomy of our storytelling, sharing thoughts and feelings through sorority, tenderness and care; thus the title Rewriting Us.
The selected artworks thread together acts of resistance with depictions of daily life, violence and loss, interpretations of feminisms and the female body, youth and old age, and desired and undesired motherhood, among other topics. Together, they weave our coexistence into the diverse fabric of female identity across the region. The result is a political statement that relies upon and fosters abundant discourse, generating an active conversation between diverse perspectives and experiences displayed in the physical space. We riot by rewriting our own narratives, for we are not merely seeking inclusion, but a conscious transformation of the structures and processes that depict womens' perspectives and experiences.
María Fernanda Carlos
Colectivo Hapa (Anna Matteucci, Jennifer Karczynski, and Karen Olsen Yu)
Lisa De León and Katheryn Patá
María Adela Díaz
Elda Figueroa and Djassminn Morales
Ana Lucía Galicia
Ana Elizabeth López
Colectivo Las Hartas (Grettel Méndez Ramírez, Andrea Gómez Jiménez, Michelle Canales Barquero, and Mariela Richmond Vargas)
Susana Sánchez Carballo
Emma Segura Calderón
Melissa Valverde Gamboa