Aimée Zito Lema

Biography Aimeé Zito Lema (AR/NL, 1982) was born in Amsterdam, but grew up in Argentina. The political background of her father's country permeates her work. From 1976 to 1983, the military Junta waged a tough regime where 30,000 people disappeared and thousands had to flee the country. History stuck to her parents and did not let go of Aimée Zito Lema afterwards. How do you continue to live with this backpack full of heavy luggage, as a country, as a person? Zito Lema's interest lies in the intersection of art and social reality, with an emphasis on ethics, cooperation, and political conflicts. She also looks at how trauma and history pass from one generation to the next. In this way she investigates how forgotten histories from before her birth can be made tangibly present. Her background, characterized by a life between two countries, between dictatorship and democracy, two different economic realities, forms her personal "archive".

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