Francisco Camacho Herrera pursues participatory art projects that yield direct and tangible results for real communities. Born in Colombia and now based in the Netherlands, Camacho Herrera is focusing on the synchronic and diachronic intersections of colonial history, using multiple layers of research to express the relationship between colonial history and culture in South America and Asia. In particular, he examines how both regions continue to be affected by the long ranging consequences of colonialism and economic exploitation by Western powers during the so-called “Age of Discovery”. His major group exhibitions include Participation Mystique (Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, 2020), the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial (Yekaterinburg, 2019), the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018), and Towards Mysterious Realities (Total Museum, Seoul, 2018). Camacho Herrera is currently a PhD researcher at the University of York, U.K.