Johanna Calle

Lives and works in
(b. 1965 in Bogotá, Colombia)

Johanna Calle’s drawings give reliable evidence concerning political issues. Perímetros (Ceiba) / Perimeters (Ceiba) represents the Ceiba trees native to Mesoamerica. The tree’s silhouette is drawn using typewritten texts that refer to Colombia’s 2011 agrarian reform, the Ley de Víctimas o Ley de Restitución de Tierras (Law of Victims or Law of Land Restitution), which outlines the rights of victims of displacement, among other related texts. Drawn on found blank notary sheets historically used to legally register land ownership, land use, taxation, property lines, and other data associated with the possession of land by use rather than ownership.