Mariana Álvarez Castillo


Mariana Álvarez Castillo is a Diasporic, Caribbean and Decolonial Feminist, who holds a bachelor of Arts from the Central University of Venezuela and a Master’s Degree in Image Studies from the Alberto Hurtado University of Chile. She currently works as an Audiovisual Producer in Mexico City and writes for Afroféminas Magazine.

Bodies and Forcefulness: The Experience of Blackness in the work of Delphine Desane

By Mariana Álvarez Castillo • Originally published on Afroféminas • Delphine Desane (B. 1988) places moments of her world in limbos of colors: from her experience as a Black woman in Europe, she brings situations, outfits, faces and hair to the canvas. With flat colored backgrounds and penetrating gazes, Delphine makes visible the Black corporality that surrounds her, from a place that involves the intimate, the meditative and the forceful.

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