Decolonial Personalities of Democracy
Commissioned artwork for Frankfurt Postkolonial’s ‘Decolonial personalities of democracy’ project.
These fingerprint portraits depict the essence of diversity and the profound impact that individuals of different races have had on Germany’s democratic journey. Each one symbolizing the unique and significant role played by these remarkable individuals.
Just as no two fingerprints are alike, the contributions made by these individuals are distinct and unparalleled. They have woven together a vibrant mosaic, enriching the fabric of Germany’s democracy. Serving as a testament to their struggles, achievements, and the mark they have left on Germany’s history.
Through these artworks, my intention was to break away from conventional representations. No longer will the narratives of these extraordinary individuals be marginalized or overshadowed.
By showcasing these fingerprint portraits, I invite reflection and introspection. I challenge Germany to embrace diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of its society. To honor those who have persevered and triumphed against adversity, inspiring Germany to build a democracy that values and uplifts every voice.
Let these fingerprint portraits remind us that democracy knows no boundaries of race or origin. It flourishes when we acknowledge the richness and diversity of collective experiences. Together, let us continue to shape a democracy that truly embraces the invaluable role played by each and every one of its contributors.