Daniela Ortiz

The white Prince, 2019

Manual for Passing the Integration Test for Spanish Society, 2015

© Benjamin Renter

Colouring book


Daniela Ortiz is an artist and activist. She generates visual narratives where the concepts of nationality, racialization, social class and gender, are critically conceived in order to analyse colonial, capitalist and patriarchal power. Her projects address the European migration control system, its link to colonialism and the legal mechanisms of European institutions that exercise violence against migrant and racialised populations. El príncipe blanco y la resistencia del pueblo cercano tells the story of a white prince who tries to dominate the populate of Abya Yala (America in the Kuna language) through the exploitation of gold and whose power is overthrown by the resistance of a peoples of the land; while her Manual for passing the Integration Test aims to provide information to become part of Spanish citizenship from a critical point of view of the colonial construction of national identity and the conditions imposed on migrants.

Daniela Ortiz / Cuzco, 1985

Daniela Ortiz de Zevallos Pastor is an artist of Peruvian origin, graduated at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona and studied painting with Claudia Cuzzi. She has lived in Barcelona since 2007 and returned to Peru in 2020 due to threats and xenophobic attacks received on the internet. She has exhibited her projects in festivals and exhibitions, both solo and group, held in Spain, Peru and Los Angeles. She has participated in seminars, workshops and master classes with Paul Preciado, Rogelio López Cuenca, Santiago Sierra, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Martí Peran, Josep Maria Martí, Raimond Chaves, Alberto López Bargados, Yoshua Okon, Natalia Iguiñiz and Marcelo Expósito. She has also collaborated in projects with other artists, such as Cecilia Podestá or Guillermo Castrillón, both collaborations in 2005.