International Women’s Day

We are in a point in history where the old structures inhibiting the full power of women are slowly eroding. Let us continue the journey, and celebrate all women, individually and collectively, who have helped ArteSumapaz become what it is: the women who’ve worked here; the women who’ve made art here, the women who’ve doctored; the women who have farmed; the women who have written, and painted, and sculpted, and photographed, and edited, and cooked, and fermented, the women who’ve inspired, who’ve played music; have sung; and informed, and led – the women who’ve helped us all live; in work and play and fully participate in the richness that is life.

AIR: Edwin Fabian Herrera

Name: Edwin Fabian Herrera
Place of residence: La Plata/ Argentina
Occupation: Cinematographer
Age: 31
Met in: Fondation ArteSumapaz, Colombia / October 2019
Contact: edwinf.herreraf@gmail.com/ @laherramientadenarancuchi

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AIR: Sol Esperanza

Portrait photo of Sol Esperanza Roja

Name: Sol Esperanza Roja
Place of residence: USA/ Colombia
Occupation: Performance Artist
Met in: Fondation ArteSumapaz, Colombia / October 2019

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AIR: James Michael Maynard

Name: James Michael Maynard
Place of residence: USA/ traveling
Occupation: Aspiring writer and musician
Age: 24
Met in: Fondation ArteSumapaz, Colombia / October 2019
Contact: jamesmayn32@gmail.com

Editor’s note: This interview is part of an ongoing series of interviews by Gabriel Kreuzer, on his travels through South America. Photo by Gabriel Kreuzer.

Gabriel Kreuzer (GK): If you had the free choice, who would you like to have dinner with?

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The poetic act of the dance of life

El Artista en busca de la Totalidad

Cuando la semilla de mi padre fecundo el ovulo de mi madre, nació un nuevo organismo. Inicialmente una Célula Madre; un ser vivo, sagrado, conformado por átomos tan antiguos como el Universo mismo y con toda la información genética necesaria para hacer de mí el que soy. Esta primera Célula se reprodujo, multiplicándose y creando nuevas células en un proceso mágico alquímico llamado mitosis. mitosis.

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AIR: Igor Barboza

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of interviews taken by Gabriel Kreutzer and residents at ArteSumapaz during Gabriel’s residency. Photo credit: Gabriel Kreuzer.

Name: Igor Barboza
Occupation: Geologist/ Musician
Age: 26
Met in: Fondation ArteSumapaz, Colombia / October 2019
Contact: @igor.fanin

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Announcing volunteer/residency opportunities

As we enter our seventh month here at ArteSumapaz, we are so grateful for the many volunteers who have shared their time and energy with us. Volunteerism wasn’t really a part of our dream to begin with, but a chance meeting with someone who had participated with the volunteer platform Workaway turned us on to the possibilities; and since then, we’ve had over 30 volunteers from all around the world!

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Photos from Joseph Puglisi

Recent photos from resident/volunteer, Joseph Puglisi, in August-September 2019. Many of Joseph’s photos are used throughout this site (thank you, Joseph!).

Ric Dragon leading drawing workshop

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Una Periodibujante Chilena en residencia

Llevaba 10 meses viajando cuando llegué a ArteSumapaz, acompañada de Damián y cargando pesadas mochilas. Esta casa, perdida entre las montañas, ha sido uno de los cientos de lugares que he habitado desde que comencé a viajar. Durante esta travesía he tenido hogares muy diversos, entre ellos, casas rodantes, casas playeras, carpas, hostales, departamentos y pensiones de mala muerte. Algunos me encantaron y otros no; es parte del “riesgo” de esta aventura. ArteSumapaz es uno de los hogares que me encantaron.

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