25 May 2023, 09:00 — 11:00
David Aruquipa Pérez and Aitor González Valencia
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Lucha (Luis Vela), at Fiesta Rural, Bolivia, c. 1973. Courtesy of Diversidad—Comunidad de Investigación Acción en Derechos y Ciudadanía (CIADEC) and David Aruquipa Pérez.⁠

Are you interested in learning more about the history of street parties and carnivals from across South America? Join us for a special tour of our new exhibition Barbarella’s Kiss, dedicated to members of London’s Latinx community.

We will be serving pastries and refreshments alongside a curator-led tour of the exhibition, which includes a rare collection of photographs exploring LGBT histories within fiestas populares in Bolivia, exploring the perspective of LGBT performers between the 1960s and 80s.

The event will be hosted in Spanish and English, and will be an exciting opportunity to meet new and old friends interested in Latinx parties, music and dance in London!

The event is free to attend, book now by using the link above.

David Aruquipa Pérez is an artist, archivist and human rights activist living and working in La Paz, Bolivia. Perez is the National Head of Cultural Management at the Cultural Foundation of the Central Bank of Bolivia. He is the author of La China Morena: Transvestite Historical Memory, DIVERSIDAD (2012), and co-authored Collective Memories: The History of the LGBT Movement in Bolivia, Conexion, (2012). He has published several essays including The aesthetic revolution of La Familia (Galán) (2016), and Trans and queers at the ‘First Planetary Summit on Decolonization and Depatriarchalization’ (2016) for Bulletin of the French Institute for Andean Studies.

Aitor González Valencia is an artist based in London. His work explores themes of queer desire, storytelling and personal histories. Recent projects include FORMA Editions, London (2022), Movement Radio (2022) Robert’s Gallery, Glasgow (2022), Ridley Road Project Space, London (2022), Austrian Cultural Forum, London (2022), PINK, Manchester (2022), Café OTO, London (2022), Yorkshire Sculpture International, Leeds (2019), Fran Reus Gallery (2018) and others.