Carmenza Banguera (1991) is a plastic artist from Santiago de Cali, Colombia with a degree from the Departmental Institute of Fine Arts in Cali. Her artistic research deals with Afro-Colombian and Afro-Latin identity from a critical view on race, racism and taboos and clichés in the representation of Afro-Colombian communities. In her work, Banguera questions how Afro culture and aesthetics have become commercialized to the point of blurring their cultural contributions. In all her work, but mainly through installation, she analyzes exotic representation of blackness and how ethnic-social identity transgresses cultural barriers to disrupt commercial, economic and political aspects.
Her work has been shown in independent exhibitions in the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Ecuador and Colombia, as well as in collective exhibitions such as the 45th National Artist Salon in Colombia and the exhibition Manglaria: Raíces y sujeciones at the Tertulia Museum in Cali. She lives in Santiago de Cali, Colombia.