Rolando Vázquez

Rolando Vázquez is a teacher and decolonial thinker. He is regularly invited to deliver keynotes on decoloniality at academic and cultural institutions. Vázquez has been appointed Professor of Post/Decolonial Theories and Literatures, with a focus on the Global South at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam. Since 2010, he co-directs with Walter Mignolo the annual Maria Lugones Decolonial Summer School, now hosted by the Van Abbemuseum. In 2016, under the direction of Gloria Wekker, he co-authored the report "Let’s do Diversity" of the University of Amsterdam Diversity Commission. Vázquez's work places the question of the possibility of an ethical life at the core of decolonial thought and advocates for the decolonial transformation of cultural and educational institutions. He is author of Vistas of Modernity: Decolonial aesthesis and the End of the Contemporary (Mondriaan Fund 2020).

Last updated 2 Feb 2024
  1. Aldo Ramos, Soil is a weaving of memories, 2023. Knitted threads of memories found while walking soils in Petemoro, Mexico, and the swamp at Naardermeer, the Netherlands, with a contribution from Brooke Wandin, dimensions variable. Installation view, The Soils Project, TarraWarra Museum of Art, 2023. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Andrew Curtis

    Decolonial aesthesis: weaving each other

    Charles Esche, Rolando Vázquez, Teresa Cos Rebollo
    The Soils Project
    Van Abbemuseum