Atabey Mamasita

Atabey Mamasita

Bio

Carlos Maria Romero aka Atabey Mamasita is London-based artist from Barranquilla, Colombia) who concentrates mostly on embodied, edifying, caring, pleasurable technologies and strategies of reclamation and resistance to hegemonic and historical violence and dereliction; working in the intersection of dance, visual arts, activism, pedagogy and curating, and collaborating with charities, architects, and several international artists collectives like SPIT! - Sodomites, Perverts, Inverts Together!, who performs and presents internationally a series of queer manifestos responding to contemporary pressing issues of sexual and gender oppression; Vividero Colectivo, whose projects seek to reclaim marginalised social practices and architectural sites as cultural heritage; and Dance In The Crossroads, a group of diasporic artists from the Global South processing and denouncing through gatherings and publications how coloniality operates in European Dance institutions.

Maria Romero developed in 2016 Vogue-Chi, a movement practice for people aged 50+ that evolved into a multi-generational queer and allies safe space for self-expression and coming together; in 2018 A House of Ecstatic Virality, a dance and conversation practice, in collaboration with Latinx and Polish volunteers, creating a life affirming environment for people to explore HIV related issues; in 2019 Like a Ghost Dance/The Heartbeat Spiral, a dance meditation to harness constructive aspects of the dying process; and in 2020 Hurakan Caress, a movement exploring the power of dance, feeling sexy and feeling one-self as practices of self-care and resistance, suing mobile phones and Caribbean rhythms.

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