Frontex, Colonialism and the White Oppression
Meeting with Daniela Ortiz and Jakub Dymek

During the meeting we explore the gestures of violence and radical resistance that artists employ to face the situation of the refugee crisis, deracination, exclusion and escalating oppression towards immigrants.

Our point of depart is the work of art by a Peruvian artist Daniela Ortiz shown in the ‘Bread and Roses’ exhibition. The art piece relates to her personal experiences and frustrations stemming from immigration, colonialism and violence. In her ‘White Pavilion’ work, Ortiz gives an account of the industry of illegal migration and institutions of biopolitical control of the phenomenon, such as the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (Frontex), with the siege in Warsaw, on the territory of the former Warsaw Ghetto.

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