How to deal with the colonial wound?
How to heal it?
and what about 
A journey into searching for the unseen, the unheard and the unspoken.

This site is in continuous transformation. It works as a virtual container of diverse works, files, try outs, explorations and fragments coming from my personal archive. The archive has been built since I started my migration journey in 2005. For the moment most of what you find here is related with my artistic research which evolves around the concepts of Migration, Memory, Diaspora and (De) Coloniality. I try to interrogate colonial history and the links with neoliberalism and violence through the use of different kinds of media such as porcelain, celluloid, soil and gold.

Through the process of unpacking my own personal archive, I link the process of decolonizing the self with my journey of being a migrant over more than a decade.

Within the process of this artistic research I migrate from Video to Film, from Film to Ceramics and from Porcelain to Gold.   And through ritual performances I set up the conditions to deal with the Colonial Wound, opening possibilities for transformation.  

Film works for me as a medium to filter the reality that surrounds me. Analogue film allows me to take time in my hands. And it is the crossover of mediums, which makes the present time tangible.


Born in the city of Pasto, Abya Yala, Ana Bravo- Pérez ́s studies, publications and work in documentary film and the visual arts over the last decade have taken her from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, to Caracas, Venezuela; and from the International Film School (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, to the National University of the Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She holds a Master in Film from the Netherlands Film Academy. Since 2016 she is based in Amsterdam.

Ana has participated in exhibitions and film festivals internationally. She also uses non-traditional places of expression to raise questions about the need to decolonise knowledge, history, aesthetics and filmmaking:  a pedestrian point in Rio de Janeiro, an academic conference venue in Sydney, a busy street in Buenos Aires or a Botanical Garden in Amsterdam… They all become spaces for her to publically manifest her concerns.

Ana’s art practice has been supported by Mondriaan Fonds, Stipendium for Emerging Artists (2020-2021); Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst (2019); Schuurman, Schimmel en van Outeren Stichting (2018); Art fund from the Ministry of Culture Colombia (2018) among others.