Daniela Ortiz: Papapatriarchy


Daniela Ortiz
b. Cusco (Peru) in 1985, lives and works in Barcelona
Papa, with P for Patriarchy, 2020

This work by the anticolonial artist and activist Daniela Ortiz is an ad for a hand-drawn children’s book about a father who is a hero—but a hero of the patriarchy. The image introduces the different characters of a story that explores the legal mechanisms behind racist and patriarchal abuse and violence. Ortiz addresses how psychological oppression and its forms of economic, mental, physical, and emotional confinement, particularly as experienced by single mothers while parenting, is close to the social quarantine being enforced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The book is available for free download here.