Yo Soy Somos is an exhibition starring Marta, Alima, Gladys ... and up to a dozen women, all neighbors in Madrid. With their personal, collective, local and global stories they bring us closer to their reality, so often invisible. An outdoors installation, consisting of a printed newspaper / exhibition in which the photographs are accompanied by various narratives about the migrant women and an exhibition in large photographic blocks located outside the square. The narratives are constructed through photographs of the personal archives of these protagonists and their portraits made by Angélica Dass, artistic director of the project.
Starting with an approach that takes us away from regular prejudices and stereotypes to which migrant women are usually subject of, through 'Yo Soy Somos' we want to know better those women who do not normally appear in the media or in public spaces, but that have been living in our society for many years and contributing initiatives of change and social transformation.
It is a collaborative initiative in which different associations and collectives have participated, such as SEDOAC, Rumiñahui, SOS Racismo Madrid, Mirando por África, among others.
This project was born under the artistic direction of Angélica Dass and the organization of Alianza por la Solidaridad, in collaboration with the Madrid City Council. It has been exposed in urban spaces in Lavapiés, Mirador Usera, Conde Duque Cultural Center, and at the collective exhibition "Far From Home", in Paraty-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.