In this episode, edna bonhomme interviewed Will Fredo Furtado about the development and continuation of colonialism in art museums and art biennale, as well as the controversies surrounding an Afrofuturist exhibition in Berlin that failed to feature a Black artist and Will’s efforts to democratize writing in Latin America and the African continent.
Will Fredo Furtado is a non-binary artist, writer and editor exploring power dynamics, cultural dislocation and the intersection of pop culture, decolonial thought, kuirness and technology. Born in Portugal of Guatemalan and Cape Verdean heritage, Will is based in Berlin, Germany. Since 2017 Will is the deputy editor of Contemporary And, an art platform focused on African perspectives, and previously the art and digital editor at Sleek, an art and fashion magazine. In their artistic practice Will Fredo Furtado works with images and text to explore decoloniality and Global South epistemologies. Will has exhibited with institutions and art projects including Ludwig Forum Aachen, Körnerpark Galerie Berlin, Supplement Projects Miami, 1.1 Basel, whitebox.art and Sharjah Film Platform.
Will Furtado, Articles in Sleek Magazine
Will Furtado, Instagram
Will Furtado, Tumblr
Interview and editing by edna bonhomme
Music by MattiaGiovanetti (477877, Attribution License, Creative Commons), NALALIONGIRL (442612, Attribution License, Creative Commons), X3nus (450539, Attribution License, Creative Commons), zagi2 ( 265251, Attribution License, Creative Commons)