Luisa Ungar

Luisa Ungar lives in Bogotá, Colombia, and Antwerp, Belgium. Ungar´s multidisciplinary practice explores how social norms are constructed and institutionalized through language. She is interested in mechanisms that question ways in which local history is constructed, using didactic strategies that trace colonial structures implicit in our ways of learning, communicating and speaking. She looks for threads on animality and the non-human which shape our behavior, and her performances are often built on conversations from the local environment and interweave micro-stories with seemingly disjointed historical narratives and archaeological remains in order to build new layers of meaning. Recent exhibitions and performances include MKHA, Belgium (2018); Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands (2017); Ar/Ge Kunst, Italy (2017); and BienalSur, Argentina (2017). In 2019 she curated the performance and education program for Colombia´s Biennial 45SNA.