Sara Wiederkehr


Sara Wiederkehr holds a degree in Anthropology from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, a joint MA in Contemporary History from the Universidad de Zaragoza and the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, and a MA in Media and Visual Anthropology from the Freie Universität Berlin.

Her research interest focuses on the construction of social memories, the relation between humans and their lived and built environments and the use and role of visual images in war and social conflicts. She is also interested in exploring visual narratives by combining ethnographic theories and methodologies with visual anthropology.

Sara’s previous research projects are linked to the Colombian conflict, and to the tensions between artisanal fishing, local living, and the global market in Colombia and Costa Rica. Her visual work has been presented in Berlin, Bogotá and Cali.

Currently, she is developing her PhD as part of the ERC Artivism project: “Art and Activism. Creativity and Performance as Subversive Form of Political Expression in Super- Diverse Cities”, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Monika Salzbrunn, at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. She focuses on the relation between Street Art, the urban space, and social imaginaries.



“Migration, Political Art and Digitalization”. In: Frömming, Terry, Fox, Köhn (eds.) Digital Environments. Ethnographic Perspectives Across Global Online and Offline Spaces. Berlin: Transcripts. 2016.



“We keep on dancing” Short Documentary.

Ethnocineca International Documentary Film Festival Vienna.

23 – 29 May, 2019. Vienna, Austria.


“Wetland stories: an ontological cartography” Audio-visual Installation.

German Anthropological Association Conference: Mediating senses of belonging. An

exhibition of practice-based projects in visual and media anthropology.

4 – 7 October, 2017. Berlin, Germany


“Wetland Stories”. Audio-visual Installation. Joint graduate exhibition “Spaces of perception”.

Media and Visual Anthropology, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin.

21 – 23 October, 2016. Berlin, Germany.


“Proyecto Mangle – Creating memories of the Colombian conflict”. Audio-visual Installation

10 ­–16 May, 2015. Art Gallery Ori Balboa. Berlin, Germany.

7 November, 2014. Art exhibition “Feeling about war”. Goldsmiths University. London, UK.

19 – 20 July, 2014. Rundgang MA Sound Studies. Universität der Künste Berlin. Berlin, Germany.


“Retratos del Bajo Sinú”. Photography. Joint exhibition “Retractus. Memorias Etno-Gráficas en Colombia”.

Obtura, Grupo de Estudios en Antropología Audiovisual. Universidad Nacional de Colombia

28 – 30 April,  2015. Cátedra Kapuściński. Universidad Central. Bogotá, Colombia

November, 2014. Claustro San Agustín. Bogotá, Colombia

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