Donna Huanca lounging and staring into the camera

Donna Huanca

Empowering the femme body with performance and paint.

“Intuition is the only way I can be authentic to my present moment.”

Donna Huanca blends performance and paint to defy the male gaze and decolonise contemporary art. Her multidisciplinary installations show painted models - which the artist refers to as ‘skin paintings’ - amidst serene environments created with sculpture, painting, photography, sound and scent. Symbolic gestures suffuse throughout: rectangular free-standing paintings represent phone screens or digi...

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Donna Huanca was born in 1980 in Chicago, USA, and now lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

At Auction

Her painting PISCES (BROWS) sold at Sotheby's for $41,184 in 2019, more than triple its upper estimate.

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Huanca creates a bespoke scent for every show, designed to recall particular memories - from bleach and burnt feathers to a bustling market in Mexico City.

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Collaborations with Donna Huanca

Avant Arte and Donna Huanca have one upcoming collaboration.