Daniela Ortiz Cusco (b. 1985) is an artist and project developer. Through her work, Ortiz generates spaces of tension in which the concepts of nationality, racialization, social class and gender are explored in order to critically understand structures of inclusion and exclusion in society. Her recent projects and research revolve around the issue of migration control, its links to colonialism, and its management by European-white states and societies. At the same time, she has produced projects about the Peruvian upper class and its exploitative relationship with domestic workers. Daniela gives talks and participates in discussions on Europe’s migration control system and its ties to coloniality in different contexts. In 2016, she was a participating artist in the Framer Framed group exhibition Voices Outside the Echo Chamber: Questioning Myths, Facts and Framings of Migration, curated by Katayoun Arian.
She currently lives and works in Barcelona