Margarita V Beltran (she/her) is a Latina artist and photographer based in Germany and Colombia. She teaches decolonial photography at Bauhaus University. For a number of years, Beltran has worked on gender, race, and political violence in the context of Colombia and Germany. One of her most recent projects, Arder la casa, has been on display at the Michael Horbach Stiftung in the Cologne, Rizoma space in Palermo, Italy, as well as Photoville. Beltran is interested in the intersections between art, the politics of care, and online fabulations. She is a researcher on hybrid education in photography. She is also a member of the Native Agency.
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Arder la casa explores the contingencies of political violence in Colombia through Beltran’s family history — marked by her father’s exile in 2015. Intertwining archives, photographs, and videos narrate political fights in a territory where Catholicism, santería, bullfighting, mafia culture and politics collide.Learn More