The Follow Fluxus – After Fluxus 2022 grant for young contemporary artists called by the Hessian State Capital of Wiesbaden and the Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden goes in its fourteenth year to Daniela Ortiz (*1985, Cusco, Peru).
The jury chose from 81nominations and justified the choice as follows:
With her seemingly playful but also deeply political works, Daniela Ortiz creates strong strong visual narratives dealing with violence, racism, social class and migration. Her imaginative visual language, not shaped by Eurocentric aesthetics, works to uncover colonial balances of power while trying to understand the underlying structures that form our society. Daniela Ortiz’ paintings, collages, installations and performances show art that is focused on “us” instead of “me”, proving her strong interest in people and individuals – individuals that are in turn enriched and surprised by Daniela Ortiz and her work.
The jury of five persons consisted of Prof. Dr. Beatrice von Bismarck, curator, publicist and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig, Prof. Nasan Tur, artist and professor at the Weißensee Academy of Art, Berlin, Michael Berger (Collection Berger, Wiesbaden), Monique Behr (Cultural Office Wiesbaden) and Elke Gruhn (chairwoman, artistic director and curator, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden). Daniela Ortiz was nominated by Eva Birkenstock, director of Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, for the grant.