by Tin Ayala

A platform that applies andean transcultural methodologies to foster the expression of Cholo communities (marginalized social groups in the Andes since colonial times). Understanding music as a tool to gather communities, the installation is an archive of four interviews that dive into racism in the andes, smuggling economies, relations with colonial remains, coca leaf plantations, andean futurism and migration. 


Andinx, Mestizx and Cholx, Tin examines Andean postcolonial responses; based on the “Cholo” (word of Quechua origin used during the colony to categorize descendants of indigenous and spanish) as a border identity capable of resignifying colonial notions of race. Their work is thought of as a large “abigarrado” scenographic collage composed of precolonial images, contemporary representations, indigenous symbols and pop culture characters. At the same time, they carry out direct actions in collaboration with local collectives in the Andes around the Cholx identity. 

Tin was born in 1998 in the Andes, in territory currently occupied by the government of Ecuador. They studied at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Saint-Etienne, France at Escola Massana in Barcelona, Spain and at the Geo-Design department of the Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands. They actively participate in El Alto Aesthetics collective based in La Paz, Bolivia. His work was recently exhibited at Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven), the Latin American performance festival Performacula (Berlin), and at the 15th edition of VidfeoClub (Berlin). 

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