BABE-36 Interview with Yelitza Altamirano Valle

Document date: 01 December 2013

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Extent and Medium

1 painting, 48 photographs, 5 videos.

Reference Archivists

Hernández Nova, Leslie Nancy; Musa, Samir

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Location of the interview: Italy - Turin - The interviewee's house
Provenance of the intervieew: Peru - Lima
Name of the interviewer: Hernández Nova, Leslie Nancy

Yelitza Altamirano Valle is a Peruvian artist. Originally from Lima, she emigrated to Cuzco with her family when she was four due to her father's work as an engineer. In 1986, she emigrated to Florence to study at the Academy of Art. The production of the witness correspondes as following: 1 oil painting measuring 50 x 45. 48 photographs, 5 videos.

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Archivist Notes

The interviewee's sister participated in the interview. See the second interview (BABE-036), the interview conducted with the sister (BABE-037), and the pilot interview conducted by Graziella Bonansea in Florence in 2013 (BABE-180). See also her painting entitled 'Madre Papa komer' (Mother Green Potato, 50x45, oil). The potato represents humanity's nourishment, growing in all types of soil and environments. Yelitza Altamirano aimed to convey the diversity of potatoes, which can be seen in the variety of colors. From a European perspective, the potato can also be seen as a symbol of Venus.

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