Fabio Melecio Palacios
Road to the Sea
Artist, researcher, and Fine Arts teacher, as well as schoolteacher at Colegio Técnico Ciudadela Desepaz in Commune 21 of the Aguablanca sector in Cali. In his artistic production, he suggests a critical and political questioning coming from everyday life and people's context, with an emphasis on labor practices related to contract-related issues, country-building, territory, interculturality, and landscape issues. Melecio Palacios is developing his master's thesis in Aesthetics and Creation at the Pereira Technological University. Since 2007, he has been working on Afro-descendant issues through performance, sculpture, and installation techniques. He is currently co-director of the Litoralities and Afro-plastics research group, which addresses issues of representation, identity, and Afro-descendant views in Cali. In 2014, he was invited to a residency in the ‘Portes et Passages du Retour’ Art and Holistic Development Center, in Senegal, Africa, where he developed a photographic research based on the different forms of labor incursion.