Imayna Caceres is an artist/ curator, researcher and activist from Peru, who lives in Vienna since 2008.
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Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien
Class of Postconceptual Art Practices

Universitat de Barcelona, Facultad de Belles Arts
Erasmus Exchange, Department of Visual Arts, Prof. Tjaša Kancler

Universidad PUCP Lima, Facultad de Sociología
Graduated with a focus on Sociology of Culture

Universidad de Lima, Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación
Graduated with a focus on Communication for development, Journalism, Design.


2018 Back/s Together, VBKÖ, Vienna

2017 Book 'Anticolonial Fantasies, Decolonial Strategies.'

2017 Decolonial Borderlands, M13. Rundgang Akademie of Fine Arts Vienna

2016 Anti*colonial Fantasies, Decolonial Strategies at Friday Exit, Vienna

2016  A Look Back Into The Museum. Lecture performance, Exhibit, Vienna

2015  Territory. Exhibition at Blutengasse 9 off-space. Vienna

2015  Wer Hat Angst Vor Dem Museum? Intervention at the Weltmuseum, part of Wienwoche Festival.

2014   Zona Intrusa 7 Artistic educational project in Mataró, Barcelona

2013   Wahlwexel jetzt. Voting action for non-citizens in Vienna.

2013   Utopia of Alliances, Conditions of Impossibilities and the Vocabulary of Decoloniality.
Book publication with several other artists and critics.

2013   Your comfort is my silence. Performance and art action for third country students

2013   Where do you come from? Collaboration with Verena Melgarejo

2012   Bleibeführer_in Wien Guide for refugees and asylum seekers who stay to live in Vienna

2012   Manifesta 9 Plaster. Intervention in Genk, place of the Manifesta biennal

2012   Aus mit länder. 'Foreigners/Off with countries' music workshops in the Festival Soho in Ottakring

2012   Was ist dein story? Festival Soho in Ottakring

2012   The art auction as destruction of structural discriminations. Performance and action

2012   Kunst-Theorie-Aktivismus. Strategische Verbindungen für antidiskriminatorische Praxen. Fighting the darker side. Lecture given with TDSA, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

2011   The darker side of the academy. Intervention, installation, workshop, tour
Work group The Darker Side of The Academy

2011   Part of Plattform Geschichtspolitik. First project: Intervention, please! Database of problematic history-politics sites in public space.

2011   Für Alle in DIS PLAY Reumannplatz Installation on the idea of community

2011   Center and Periphery, as part of City Fest Wochen, Hohermarkt Square

2011   Monument to the Provision of a Research Fund. Workshop with the Platform Geschichtspolitik

2011   Telenovela: disintegrating migration. Work group Telenovela. In collaboration with Maiz, Foro Interkulturalität y Migrawood

2010   Wien Bildlich, City Festwochen. Permanent installation. Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna

2010   Unconditional Admittance. Audio-performance.

2010   Mural for the Stiftung Foundation, Vienna

2009   Invaded spaces: Smik. Walking Chair Gallery, Vienna


Imayna Caceres is an artist/ curator, researcher and anticolonial activist from Peru, who lives in Vienna since 2008. Her work focuses on the deconstruction of the coloniality of being, power, knowledge –arts and spirituality, the body/mind fracture– decolonial third world feminism, and the Latin American diaspora in Europe. Part of the TRENZA collective, she occupies herself with a social criticism on the effects of systemic racism in relation to gender and class in marginalized groups.

A recurrent focus of my work is the topic of subaltern otherness and the mechanisms of exclusion it is based upon. A political engagement that questions who is allowed to be part of contemporary communities of practice, my practice seeks to challenge and disrupt the codes that sustain mechanisms of exclusion. I work with people who come from very different positions and histories, together from a space of dislocations and derootedness, rethinking the strategies that are employed for enacting identities and memories through deconstruction and resistant re-creation.