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24. April 2018, 18.00 Uhr Domgasse 1, EG, Raum DO.EG.21, 4020 Linz

Medientheorien lädt zum Gastvortrag von Sophie Utikal, Sunanda Mesquita, Verena Melgarejo Weinandt und Imayna Caceres.

Die geladenen KünstlerInnen sind die InitiatorInnen des Projektes "ANTI*COLONIAL FANTASIES - DECOLONIAL STRATEGIES" bzw. HerausgeberInnen des Buches sowie Beteiligte des Projektes an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Wien.

The artistic project Anticolonial Fantasies* pursued a critique of the consequences of colonialism in everyday life as well as in Academia. Through an art exhibition that included performances, paintings, photographs, video and sound installations, as well as talks, workshops and actions, the project addressed racism, sexuality, gender, and spirituality, from the point of enunciation of racialized and othered bodies. It brought attention to the dialogue in our community, on how coloniality materializes in our lives and in the institutions we take part of – along our ongoing political aims through art to break from it.


Sophie Utikal
lives between Germany and Austria and is a visual artist and writer. She studies fine arts in the class of Ashley Scheirl and Ruby Sircar at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In her works she deals with her body, experience of migration, of being in between several worlds and reconfiguring herself all the time.

Sunanda Mesquita
is a visual artist, curator, and co-founder of WE DEY x SPACE an art and community space in Vienna. In her artistic practice she focuses on possibilities of a radical, utopian, queer, feminist collectivity of Black and People of Color and the topics of community, solidarity, and belonging. Her illustrations are published under the alias @decolonial_killjoy.

Verena Melgarejo Weinandt
is an artist, curator, activist, researcher and is currently working on her doctorate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her curatorial projects have dealt with criticism of colonial collection and exhibition practices in the Weltmuseum Wien, and with the work of the Chicana author and theoretician Gloria Anzaldúa in the Stadtbücherei Wien.

Imayna  Caceres
is an artist, anti colonial activist and curator, whose work reflects on the impact of colonialism and the necessity for multidimensional ways of understanding knowledge that connect art to the reconfiguration of a new consciousness.