I am an archaeologist and most of my research focuses on the diverse art forms produced by Indigenous Societies of Fuego-Patagonia (Argentina). My first fieldwork was in 1988, when I was 19 years old, and ever since I have been engaged with the systematic study of the ways in which rock art, portable art and body art were produced, displayed and interacted with in the “prehistoric” past, the recent past and in the contemporary world. The Indigenous peoples in Argentina have been subject of genocide, land plundering and enslavement: I see my work as a way of acknowledging their rich creativity in the past and in the present.
Danae is a full-time researcher at CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, Argentina), and an Associate Professor at UBA (Universidad de Buenos Aires).
Contributions to the Map:
The Art of Making Images