Work of art pays tribute to the trans memory at the Santiago library

(March 14th, 2020, Santiago).- This  Saturday it opened the exhibition of the work of art “Mujeres y disidencias en la Biblioteca de Santiago” (Women and dissidences at the Santiago Library), and OTD, Chile participated with a work about trans memory which exhibits the faces of Graciela Carrasco Berríos (54) ex activist of Traves Navia she was murdered in  2007, Paloma  Paredes Carrasco (74) an historic  trans woman murdered by her neighbor in 2018, and José Matias Guevara (15); an trans adolescent in Copiapó who committed suicide in 2019 for being harassed at school.

Obra trans en la Biblioteca de Santiago

Work of art at the Santiago Library (Biblioteca de Santiago)

Kris Córdova, coordinator of OTEDUCA, was the one in charge to guide and create a trans and collective work of art with the support of the OTD, Chile community, and the school of activists and volunteers (EVA), and collaborators  who gave paper scraps of their faces to represent in a bigger picture to Graciela, Paloma y José Matías. Kris tells that the challenge was to build this work in six sessions that could barely be completed in January of this year, in spite of havig initiated this process in Octber 2019, however, they acomplished the objective of represent with trans and non-binary people photographs the faces of these three victims of transfobia in Chile. 

This  work visibilizes trans people of different ages, communities and reaities, besides transmitting the message through the faces of collaborators and that any of them could have been or can be victims of hate and impunity. Kris also mentions that the public when getting close to the work, were able to read news  about Graciela, Paloma, and José Matías.

Among the collaborators who made possible this  trans work are, Bastián Aguirre, María Jose Cox, Javier Quintana, Michel  Riquelme, Ana Lucía Ramírez, Leonel Catoni, Claudio Rocha, Jota Ramirez, and Constanza De La Cerda.


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