Verónica Tello is a Chilean-Australian writer based at UNSW. She is currently researching a number of collaborations between refugees, artists and activists focussed on addressing the colonial, racial inequity that underpins many institutions in western societies. Her work has recently focussed on the decolonising potential of collaborations between artists and refugee groups within the university/education sector.
Previous work has focussed on art’s capacity to create and maintain critical refugee histories as a way to contest exclusionary narratives of the nation-state. Her book,Counter-Memorial Aesthetics: Refugee Histories and the Politics of Contemporary Art,was recently published by Bloomsbury (2016).