Catrileo+Carrión Community: Ngoymalayiñ
Part three of Archives of Resistance: Northern Migration
Archives of Resistance: NORTHERN MIGRATION
Ngoymalayiñ exhibition by the Catrileo+Carrión Community
Ongoing from January 26, 2023
Artist talk with Catrileo Carrion Community: February 17, 2023, 6pm ET | Register on Eventbrite
Archives of Resistance: NORTHERN MIGRATION is an online exhibition that brings together a unique mix of collaborators composed of artists, designers, archivists, and educators. Together, they draw parallels between narratives of resistance across the Americas to celebrate those who are often forgotten or dismissed in colonized lands.
We are happy to present the third exhibition of this project titled Ngoymalayiñ by the Catrileo+Carrión Community (CCC). Ngoymalayiñ is a word in the Mapuche language of Mapuzugun which translates to “We do not forget.” This phrase responds to the perseverance of Indigenous communities in seeking justice despite the continued violence and denial of their rights by the Chilean government. This exhibition includes a series of nine short videos combining archives in mainstream media, video performances enacted in historically relevant sites, and audio bytes by members of the community. By experimenting with diverse visual strategies on video, the community narrates the nuance of Indigenous experiences as Two-Spirited artists in search of self-determination.
Join us for a performative artist talk by the collective on February 17, 2023, at 6pm. Please register for the free online event on Eventbrite.
The exhibition is live online and can be viewed here.
Stay tuned for upcoming events in the Archive of Resistance series.
Catrileo+Carrión Community (Wallmapu/Chile – Kumeyaay Land/San Diego, CA): We are a two-spirit Mapuche (epupillan) community that develops research-creation artistic projects that are intimately linked to specific territories and communities. We have been working since 2015 from Wallmapu/Chile and now our community is located both in California/Kumeyaay land and South America. This hemispheric experience gives us a privileged point of view to see social change, land disputes, and colonization from a broad perspective. We use video, archives, writing, and weaving as practices that are intertwined with our own lives. As a two-spirit non-reproductive community, we use our vital energy to connect with others (human and non-human) to share reflections and concerns. We use our identities and positionalities to depict Indigenous life as an ever-changing, deeply rooted, and critical practice for transformation and creation. We work with video as a tool for decolonization, territorial imagination, and re-connection. We believe in a future where a queer BIPOC utopia is possible, and we are rehearsing this idea in our everyday artistic and political practice.
About the Curator
soJin Chun is a Toronto-based curator/educator/artist who explores the alternative dialogues that emerge in-between cultures and disciplines. With a focus on connecting with youth, community members, and artists, her work unpacks identities and narratives that exist outside of dominant representations. soJin’s diverse art practice has been informed by her personal experience living in the Korean diaspora in Bolivia and Canada. She aims to create spaces to present contemporary art that is socially engaged and relevant to everyday communities. Collaboration is an essential part of her process as she has worked extensively with under-represented communities in Canada and South America. Through International artist residencies, soJin has developed a collaborative art practice working with local communities to resist stereotypes, gentrification, and displacement.
Chun has participated in international film festivals such as the Oberhausen International Film Festival (2020). She has exhibited internationally in DIY art spaces, galleries, and museums. soJin’s video works are represented by GIV (Montreal), CFMDC (Toronto), and Vtape (Toronto). Chun has a B.A. in Applied Arts from Ryerson University and a Masters in Communications and Culture from Ryerson/York Universities.
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Archives of Resistance: NORTHERN MIGRATION is supported by the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.
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