Sunqururuymantapacha

Melanie Dizon
June 4, 2021
On exhibition until 26 June, Sunqururuymantapacha is a festival of graphic and audio visual arts that seeks to disseminate the archive of the Fototeca Andina Library and revalue the Quechua language, linking the imaginary of the Andean past within the present day language.

Sunqururuymantapacha | Revelar el Corazón de la Tierra

We are honored to be hosting this photo festival in collaboration with Utopía en Movimiento; in association with Fototeca Andina, Centro Bartolomé de Las Casas supported by the Ministry of Culture Peru, which offers an authentic visual testimony of the history, cultural and daily life of the society of the Andean South of Peru during the first 50 years of the twentieth century.


On public display at our cultural center will be a series of photographs from Fototeca Andina, installation art, and large scale photographic murals that delve into the dissemination and the revaluation of the Quechua language. This two week exhibition also aims to promote a collection of digital content created for the festival Sunqururuymantapacha, hosted on their web platform and broadcasted through their social media channels. This festival is organized by the collective Utopía en Movimiento and Fototeca Andina, Centro Bartolomé de Las Casas.

Fototeca Andina is part of the Centro Bartolomé de Las Casas, dedicated to the safeguarding of more than 30 thousand black and white images, through the authorship of important photographers of the so-called "Cusco School of Photography" during the first half of the twentieth century.

Utopía en Movimiento is a collective dedicated to visual arts production, community cinema, the diffusion and exhibition of national and world cinema. They have more than 7 years of management and cultural processes throughout Peru and Latin America. Their cultural space “Casa Utopía” and Free Cinema Room is located in Pisaq, Sacred Valley of the Incas.  

Curatorial team:
Yadira Hermoza - Carla Mercedes Hihn - Joel Pachas -Luis Gómez Boluarte

Sunqururuymantapacha is on exhibition 05 June - 26 June