Renata Cervetto, curator of the 11th Berlin Biennial talks with the artists Daniela Zambrano Almidón and Emilio Santisteban and the curator Lizet Díaz about the ideas connected to the exhibition.

The event will be held in Spanish. Depending on your needs, we can provide whisper interpreting into English and German.

“Pallay Pampa” is a Quechua term which describes the distribution of patterns on Andean textiles: the area of weave called “Pallay” symbolises what is said, while the area called “Pampa” symbolises what is yet to be said. In this exhibition, “Pallay” corresponds to tradition and the idea of learning through textiles, while “Pampa” represents future discourse and the freedom to take risks. “Pallay Pampa. Andean Crossroads” understands knowledge as something only partly given and still open to experiment and reflection.

Renata Cervetto (Buenos Aires, 1985). She holds a degree in Art History (UBA) and was part of the curatorial program at de Appel Arts Center (2013-14). Between 2015-18 she coordinated the Education department of the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de buenos Aires, and in 2016 she edited with Miguel López “Agítese antes de usar. Desplazamientos educativos, sociales y artísticos en América Latina” (MALBA-TEOR/éTica). In 2019-20, she curated the 11th Berlin Biennial, “The crack begins within”, together with Agustín Pérez Rubio, Lisette Lagnado and María Berríos.

Lizet Díaz Machuca (Lima, 1973). Art historian and cultural manager. She develops exhibitions and public programmes in cultural spaces, projects for the enhancement of cultural heritage, community cultural activities and social projection, as well as artistic, educational and interdisciplinary projects. She advises cultural and education professionals on cultural management. She directed the Cultural Centre of the National School of Fine Arts of Peru.

Emilio Santisteban (Arequipa 1966) is an artist and performer. His work is based on text-images, performances, interventions, processual projects and other media, always linked to the performative. It addresses critical perspectives in the political and economic, social and cultural spheres, both in a global context and in the context of Peru. He is a consultant and teacher in collaborative and individual creativity, performance and interdisciplinary arts.

Daniela Zambrano Almidón (Lima, 1993), is a Peruvian researcher and interdisciplinary artist with experience in decolonial art projects and research on Andean culture in Peru, migratory groups, memorial culture, cultural management, mediation, intercultural pedagogy and participatory art. She works with communities and environmental and cultural activists.