Carla Sagástegui Heredia
Carla Sagástegui Heredia (Lima, 1971) has a doctorate in art, literature and philosophy from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona, and is a lecturer in Literature in the Departament of Humanities at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú. She researches oral literatures and Peruvian comics with a particular focus on criticism and gender. She is the author of the short story collection La vida íntima de Madeleine Monroe (1994) and the novela El libro de Asmodeo (2005). She has published a study of collages entitled “Cómo imagino a los dioses de Huarochirí” (2018), she wrote the script for Ya nadie te sacará de tu tierra: Primer cómic sobre la reforma agraria en el Perú (2019), and is the author of the comic La mujer nueva about the political history of Magda Portal which will be published in 2022. She is currently finishing the second volume of Ya nadie te sacará de tu tierra, a work about how the life of peasants in Peru was changed by agarian reform, and is starting to work on a script for a comic about a fictitious Peruvian newspaper baron.
Alreado Villar Lurquin (1971) studied Linguistics and Literature at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and History of Art at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. As an art curator he has published several books and organized various exhibitions of Amazonian art such as “El milagro verde” (with Christian Bendayán) and “Usko Ayar: la escuela de las visiones”, of popular chicha art like “A mí qué chicha” and “El pueblo es una nostalgia que algún día vencerá” about the vernacular photographer Nicolás Torres. He is also a comics scriptwriter and researcher, and his graphic novel Rupay, about the early years of the internal armed conflict in Peru, won a Rockefeller Award in 2004 and was first published in 2008, with further editions being released in Spain (2010), France (2016), Brazil (2016), and Austria (2018). One of his most latest works as a researcher and curator was the exhibition and book Búmm! Historieta y humor gráfico en el Perú (1978-1992). More recently he has just finished, alongside Jorge Villacorta, cuarating an exhibition about the legendary comics and graphic artist Marisa for the exhibition space Miró Quesada.