C&: Being artists, why did you choose to (co-)create an art space?
Misheck Masamvu: We once created ‘Artist in Conversation’, an intervention to speak about the ills imposed by institutions against the artist. It was a good platform that however ended in a disaster and unnecessary jabbering. I learned from it, that real talk is when you present a product and talk about the product rather than speak for or against an idea that is still in the imagination. We strongly believe that some form of a structure has to be built by artists around their practice, enabling them to develop organically, not to have their work informed or prescribed by institutions or market forces.
Adriana Quiñones León: The collective Afrorexistencia emerges from the desire and vital need of its members to set forth on a path of collective action that utilizes artistic languages and practices and social communication to contribute to the transformation of the unjust realities experienced by Global South communities. To this end, Afroreexistencias inscribes itself as a chapter of this creative duty and impulse where the protagonist and historical subject is of African descent.