…an afrofeminist arts collective
Who are we
Kukily was born during the 31st National Women’s Forum (Argentina) in 2016, where members Colleen, Jasmin, Juli, and Lina met for the first time. This 31st edition was also the first time the “Afrodescendent Women” workshop existed; no coincidence that we all met here.
Our different nationalities and diverse personal histories combine to create a common vision around topics such afrodescendent identity, the place of afrodescendent women in socitiety, and the necessity to express ourselves through art.
What we do
The collective creates interdisciplinary work, combining our experience in theater, film, performance art, dance, audiovisual work, music, and theoretical discourse. We use the intersection of these languages to investigate new aesthetics that fully represent us.
current and Past work
Kukily is developing a performative installation entitled *“Negra, negra, negra soy” (Black, black, I am black) which will premier at the Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti (ARG) in November 2018.
They also have a performance piece entitled “Bustos”, which they have performed at the Encuentro de Performance y Género (ARG/’17), Maratón de Performance (ARG/’18), Maratón LODO (ARG/’18), and a self-produced series of 4 performances during October 2018.
In November 2017, they were invited the speak about Black women in film on the radio show “La Retina de Medusa”. In July 2018, they facilitated a group artistic activity for the event “AFRONTA-Encounter for Women of the Diaspora”.
*title derived from the work of Afro-Perivuan poet, Victoria Santa Cruz