Carlos Motta, Artist

Nefandus: Colonial Sexual Alterity and Histories for the Future (Pérez Art Museum)

Nefandus: Colonial Sexual Alterity and Histories for the Future at the Pérez Art Museum (PAMM) in Miami is a symposium that took place in the context of the exhibition Carlos Motta: Histories for the Future (summer 2016) and brought together scholars Anjali Arondekar, Pablo Bedoya, Joseph Massad, Fernanda Molina, Pete Sigal and artist Carlos Motta to present their work on colonial sexualities, the production of identity categories and the ways in which these processes of “modernization” informed the experience of sex and gender in post-colonial societies in the Middle East, South Asia and the Americas. Through a transnational approach, this symposium focused on diverse colonial histories and counter-narratives.