Einladungskarte der Ausstellung This might be a place for hummingbirds
© Alfredo Ceibal

This Might Be A Place For Hummingbirds

Informed by contemporary art and cultural productions created in Guatemala, “This Might Be A Place For Hummingbirds” addresses colonialism and racism, violence and trauma, gender and identity. The focus is on questions concerning women’s rights, migration, social justice, environmental protection, and the ongoing consequences of colonial history.

Profound scars were left on Guatemalan society by the genocide carried out against the indigenous population during the 1980s military dictatorship. Everyday experiences of violence, corruption, and trauma continue to shape social interactions. At the same time, a generation is repositioning itself, committed to conveying ideas of a better life - consciously, confidently engaging with international discourse.

Curated by Çağla Ilk und Antje Weitzel

Participating artists