The War We Have Not Seen

A Historical Memory Project

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480 paintings made by former combatants of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP), and the National Liberation Army (ELN), soldiers of the Medical Battalion Unit of the Army wounded in action, and FARC-EP demobilized women.


The objective was not teaching them how to paint, but to open a space for conversation and trust which would allow them to paint their personal stories in the war.

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A collaboration between Gabriel Ossa, Fernando Grisalez, and Juan Manuel Echavarría