Pamela Cevallos (Ecuador) is a visual artist, anthropologist, and curator who researches the tensions between the institutionalised notions of cultural heritage and its appropriations. Since 2015 she has collaborated with La Pila community, revaluating their craft of archaeological replicas and their knowledge as a connection with the pre-Hispanic past and their own memories. Pamela explores the hermeneutic and political potential of replication as a strategy to destabilise western values of originality and authenticity.

During her residency at Delfina Foundation, Pamela will continue to explore possible encounters between community knowledge and experiences with the information and materials that reside in museums, allowing spaces for interpretation and activation beyond the heritage regime. She will focus on archaeological objects from Ecuador in the collections of the British Museum and the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Pamela is a PhD candidate in Society and Culture at the University of Barcelona. She has participated in exhibitions including VideoBrasil Biennial in Sao Paulo (2023); at the XV Biennial of Cuenca, Ecuador (2021), where she won the Paris Prize; at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore (2019); and at the Quito Contemporary Art Center (2018). Her works are part of the collection of the National Museum of Ecuador. Pamela is currently professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador.

Pamela is born and currently based in Quito, Ecuador.



with additional support from

Delfina Foundation’s Network of Latin America and the Caribbean Patrons


Spring 2024

Artist’s website



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