Sebastián Calfuqueo Aliste, contemporary Mapuche artist from Chile, uses ceramics, installations,
performances and video art to reflect critically on the Mapuche subject’s social, cultural and political
status. Calfuqueo’s art explores cultural similarities and differences as well as stereotypes produced at the intersection of indigenous and western ways of thinking. Sebastián Calfuqueo spent a week of workshops, performances, reflections, project support and exploration with us! Thank you, Sebastián!
Sebastián Calfuqueo Aliste’s residency was hosted by the K’acha Willaykuna Andean and Amazonian
Indigenous Arts and Humanities Collaboration, an interdisciplinary Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme initiative committed to critical engagement with Indigenous cultures of Abya Yala (the Guna denominator for the American continent in its entirety). For more information about the K’acha
Willaykuna Collaboration and to join our email list, visit http://go.osu.edu/kacha-willaykuna
From the K’acha Willaykuna website:
K’acha Willaykuna is an interdisciplinary Andean and Amazonian Indigenous Arts and Humanities Collaboration that aﬃrms Ohio State’s commitment to the study of and critical engagement with Indigenous cultures of Abya Yala (the Indigenous denominator for the American continent in its entirety). This initiative is funded through the Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme.
K’acha Willaykuna addresses ﬁve key areas to enrich and amplify the impact of initiatives at Ohio State, while contributing to new institutional pathways of mobility for inclusion of Indigenous partners. The key areas aim to foster cultural humility among our campus community:
- Indigenous artist and artisan short-term residencies and consultancies
- Teaching collaborations and teaching clusters, curriculum development, student engagement
- Indigenous arts and humanities legacy preservation, knowledge equity and digital humanities
- Graduate and undergraduate research and student engagement
- Outreach and public engagement