Performance artist Hector Aristizabal left Medellin in 1989 to save his life. After starting over in the US, he made a few visits back to see family, keeping a low profile and avoiding any political activity. This July, however, Aristizabal returned to work with peace and justice groups; to participate in the International Festival of Art in Resistance by performing his play, Nightwind
, about his arrest and torture by the Colombian military and his brother's murder at the hands of a paramilitary death squad; and to see for himself how his city had changed.
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Hector Aristizabal has served as Artist-in-Residence at two BPFNA Summer Conferences — 2006 in Atlanta, GA and 2008 in Montreal, QC.