“People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in them.” James Baldwin "I ask for a history that deliberately makes visible (...) its own repressive strategies and practices." Dipesh Chakrabarty
Alexia Clorinda is an art historian, photographer and independent researcher.
Brought up in Italy, her academic background is in ancient languages (Latin, classical Greek and Arabic) and art history, she speaks fluently five languages. She lived and worked in France, Spain, Morocco, Oman, Cuba, Haiti, Senegal and Congo and she’s mainly based in London.
Beyond disciplinary ghettos, her vision questions historically and anthropologically the instability of identity, its hermeneutics deconstructing the ideological discourse from a diasporic, interdisciplinary and post-colonial perspective, challenging and transcending ethnicity and nationality.
She’s currently carrying on a research on the resistance’s movements in the plantation’s society, focusing on the ritual performativity as a forgotten historical subject.
She articulates her lectures internationally in academic and underground contexts. Her last interventions include The body’s reasons at the DakArt Biennal in Senegal, Artistic Nomadism at the Rencontres International d’Art Contemporain of Brazzaville in Congo (http://www.vox.cg/exprimer-riac-peinture-video-design/), Ritual and counterpower at the Institute for Advanced Studies of Paris (http://www.paris-iea.fr/fr/evenements/regards-et-resistances-performances-archives-et-les-figurants-de-l-histoire), Music and Counterpower in Haiti at Outerglobe Radio (www.mixcloud.com/resonance/the-outerglobe-23rd-november-2017).