Name: Bartolina Sisa
Size: 75 x 100 cm
Medium: Oil paint, lithography and collage on wood
This work is a tribute to an Aymara woman who lived in the 1700s in what we know today as Bolivia. She led the Aymara-Quechua rebellion with her companion Tupac Katari. Bartolina was one of the leaders of the most powerful anti-colonial movement in Latinamerican history prior to the struggles for independence. International Indigenous Women’s Day is commemorated on the anniversary of her cruel assassination by the Spanish Empire on September 5, 1782.