I am a Zurich-based historian and independent curator engaged into decolonial practice and critical pedagogy. My curatorial practice lies on collective praxis and a necessary transformative urgency which I explore in the intersection between nature, history and decoloniality. 
I graduated in History at the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso and crossed the Atlantic to do my PhD at the University of Zurich. I researched sexual practices in Early Modern Zurich and how they influenced subjectivities in relation to body, gender, nature and sexuality. Afterwards, I enrolled in the Postgraduate Programme in Curating, at the Zurich University of the Arts.
At the moment, I hold a senior teaching and research position at the University of Zurich where I investigate indigeneous thinking about past and history towards a transcultural idea of history from a Latin American perspective and teach postcolonial studies and Latin American history as well. Currently, I am a curatorial board member of OnCurating Project Space in Zurich.
©Paula Baeza Pailamilla
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