Kukuli Velarde

Kukuli Velarde (born November 29, 1962)  is a Peruvian artist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She specializes in painting and ceramic sculptures made out of clay and terra-cotta. Velarde focuses on the themes of gender and the repercussions of colonization on Latin American history, with a particular interest in Peru.  Her ceramics consist of unusual body positions, childlike faces, and works that have been molded from her own face as well.

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