Portrait of Bélgica Castro
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Meeting ID: 974 1662 2727; Passcode: 3.qMuy
Hosted by Studies in National and International Development (SNID), the longest-running weekly, interdisciplinary seminar series at Queen’s University.
Hilos Conductores artist Bélgica Castro Fuentes started embroidering arpilleras in Santiago, Chile in 1978 and was part of the Arpillera Workshop of the Association of Families of the Detained and Disappeared. Her husband disappeared after being detained by the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet on 6 October 1973. Castro Fuentes was exiled to Sweden in 1986. She has developed an extensive body of work as an arts educator and arpillerista (arpillera-maker) in both Växjö and Malmö, where she has lived since 2005.
Hilos Conductores is curated by Nathalia Santos Ocasio and co-presented by Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Sur Gallery, and the Textile Museum of Canada. The exhibition is on view at Sur Gallery, Toronto, until 1 April 2023.