COLERE started from the refusal to accept European institutions as protagonists of conversations about decoloniality. Such countries built their empires through exploitation, and their institutions operate on old structures that maintain the same power dynamics. They keep themselves in control while utilizing tokenist strategies to camouflage their intentions and propagate a false sense of inclusivity.
Visibility is not power. Exhibiting an artist of color is not the same as including people of color in decision-making processes.
Therefore, I have been interviewing artists whose practices escaped from the hegemonic colonial ways of making and thinking and instead offer us other possibilities of existence. With this website, I hope to contribute to the conversations around decolonizing the arts and, in the long term, support knowledge production for plural art histories.