COLERE started from the refusal to let European institutions lead conversations about decoloniality. The same countries who built their empire through exploitation are trying to become protagonists on how to free the rest of the world. The same institutions operate on old structures that maintain the same power dynamics, which keep themselves in control, while utilizing tokenist strategies to camouflage their intentions and propagate a false sense of inclusivity. Visibility is not power. And to exhibit an artist of color is not the same as including people of color in the decision making process.
This way, I have been interviewing artists whose practices escaped from the colonial hegemonic ways of making and thinking, and instead are offering us other possibilities of existence. I hope, with this website, contribute to the conversations around decolonizing the arts and in the long term support knowledge production for a more plural art history.