Daniela Ortiz

Daniela Ortiz, born Cusco, Peru, 1985, is an artist who lives and works in Barcelona. Her research addresses EU migration policy, its links to colonial history and the legal mechanisms created by European institutions in order to exercise violence against migrant and racialized populations. She has also developed various projects about the exploitation of domestic workers by the Peruvian upper class. Recently, Ortiz has focused in her artistic practice on the visual, the manual and tactile, developing works with ceramics, collage, and using formats such as children’s books. She wishes to distance herself from the aesthetics of European conceptualism. She is also a mother to a three-year-old child, conducts workshops and talks, and participates in diverse debates and struggles against borders and institutionalised racism.