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Dismantling the Coloniality of Seeing
Dismantling the Coloniality of Seeing

Wed, 15 Mar



Dismantling the Coloniality of Seeing

DR. NASHELI JIMÉNEZ DEL VAL — Session moderated by Dr. Polina Golovátina-Mora

Time and Place

15 Mar 2023, 18:30 – 20:00 WET


About this session

WEBINAR SERIES 2023 | The Indigenous Gaze: decolonising visual cultures

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Contemporary Indigeneities and Counter-Imaginaries for the Global Age

Dr. Nasheli Jiménez del Val

In this session I will propose a theoretical decolonial reading of current global networks of indigeneity and their production of counter-imaginaries as strategic interventions in the dismantling of the coloniality of seeing. Following Joaquín Barriendos’ work on the coloniality of seeing (la colonialidad del ver, 2011), I will first broadly consider how the coloniality of seeing is constructed and perpetuated in a contemporary global setting. Centrally, I will analyse how the coloniality of seeing is contested, disarticulated, and disassembled by the rich counter-imaginaries produced by South-South networks of Indigenous image-making. Drawing from a corpus of images produced in Abya Yala, I will discuss how these counter-imaginaries have contributed to shape what Barriendos has termed a new decolonial inter-epistemic visual dialogue.

Webinar Session and Q&A moderated by Dr. Polina Golovátina-Mora.

About the Speaker

Nasheli Jiménez del Val is a researcher and professor in Visual Studies with a focus on decolonial approaches to theorizing images and visualities. Her main research interests centre on power dynamics and the construction of visuality, authority, and counter-looking in the age of global necropolitics. She holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from Cardiff University (2010), an MA in Political and Social Studies from UNAM (2005), and a BA in Graphic Communication from UNAM (2002). From 2014 to 2018 she was Associate Researcher at Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, UNAM, with the research project “Violent Death: Images of Horror, Sensationalism, and Resistance in Mexico (1994-2012)”. Previously, she was Marie-Curie-Beatriu de Pinós Fellow at the Department of Art History, University of Barcelona (2012-2014), Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Cultural Studies at the University of Stirling (2010-2011), Getty Latin America Guest Researcher at l’Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, INHA (2003-2004), and Research Assistant at Museo Nacional de Arte, MUNAL (2001-2003). She has been Editor in Chief for the journal Revista de Estudios Globales y Arte Contemporáneo of the Art, Globalization, Interculturality Research Group (PI: Anna Maria Guasch, 2012-2014) and currently serves on the editorial boards of Archivo Papers Journal, El ornitorrinco tachado. Revista de Artes Visuales (Mexico State Autonomous University), and NOiMAGEN (Center for Visual Studies, iViCON Foundation, Chile).


Polina Golovátina-Mora (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor in Film and Media in Education at Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU, Norway. Working in general within the field of critical cultural studies, she is interested in the relations between academic disciplines, modes of expression and sense-making, and inter-species collaborative sense-making

Image © Caroline Monnet, History Shall Speak for Itself II, 2018


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