Luisa Ungar

Luisa Ungar, Lack of Dexterity (Human Tongues), 2017. Photo: Luisa Ungar

Luisa Ungar, Domain of Extinction, 2018. Photo: Luisa Ungar

Luisa Ungar, Lack of Dexterity (Human Tongues), 2017. Photo: Luisa Ungar

Luisa Ungar (b. 1976, Bogotá, Colombia) lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia and Antwerp, Belgium. Ungar’s multidisciplinary practice explores how social norms are constructed and institutionalised through language. She is interested in mechanisms that question the ways in which local history is constructed and often uses didactic strategies that trace colonial structures implicit in our ways of learning, communicating and speaking. Her performances are built on conversations from the local environment and interweave micro-stories with seemingly disjointed historical narratives and archaeological remains in order to build new layers of meaning. Recent exhibitions and performances include M KHA, Belgium (2018); Rijksmuseum, Netherlands (2017); ar/ge Kunst, Italy (2017); and Bienalsur, Argentina (2017).