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Constanza Camila Kramer Garfias

Atelier 4

Visual Artist

Constanza Camila Kramer Garfias is a Chilean Munich-based artist who has dedicated herself to textiles. The critical examination of textiles appears in the foreground as the medium of her work and is also a reflection of her cultural roots. In her works, for instance, in HYPERISM (2019), she reanimates the history and culture of her ancestors, the native Mapuche people living in Chile, to show the importance of their culture and their understanding of the Cosmos. Through Constanza Camila Kramer Garfias’s engagement with theories of postcolonialism and her bicultural background, she has developed artistic methods to deconstruct colonial structures in textiles. Her works are about taking textiles to their limits as a medium and subject, combining both artisanal and industrial techniques. With her current project Autobahn Evolution – Generation Overload (2022), she interweaves genetic research and computer science into her artistic practice. This undertaking will be represented visually by crossing two textiles and their resulting offspring. With the use of artificial intelligence, the intersection of the two weaved artworks will be mathematically calculated. Through her works, she aims to transform the traditional perception of textiles in western societies and to find a new voice for textiles in the visual arts.