Arely Amaut Gomez Sanchez
Arely Amaut Gomez Sanchez (born in Cusco, Peru) is a mestizo woman, part of the Quechua Indigenous community. She is a reader, visual artist, graphic designer, architect and remembers the ancestral-digital study. She intersects Andean-Amazonian cosmology, training in architecture, and the embodied study of the principles applied in the Andean ancestral architecture to share the study: “Remembering the future.” She conceived in collaboration with the community of Quebrada Verde in Pachakamak the “Radio Apu” (Apu is a Grandfather or Grandmother, the sacred mountains). She collaborates with Sigrid Espelien (Oslo), Tatjana Kolpus (Sámi), Irma Alvarez Ccoscco (Quechua) in the ongoing project “Collective Thinking Machine” “Mapping the unseen” with Liisa-Ravna Finbog (Sámi), with Valentina Desideri and Denise Ferreira da Silva in the “Sensing Salon.”
Collectively Arely questions the hidden structures that predetermine our social and political imagination limits. She accompanies processes of repositioning Ancestral memory and embodied practices by remembering that we are interconnected beyond separation and linear time. Remembering that we are the Land, clay, mud, Pacha (space-time). Remembering the Land, the Mountain, the River, as pedagogy, Ancestral tools of healing, reading (oracles), and poetic speculation. Remembering, they create diagrams, videos, drawings, texts that explore decolonial possibilities of imagining and tools to deal with the ancestral forgetfulness and alienation produced by Modernity to rehearse different types of beings beyond the modern subject (Da Silva, The Global Idea of Race). She holds a Master’s degree in Art and Public Space from the National Academy of Arts in Oslo. She is currently a Ph.D. student at The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia.