Memory of my first time

Andrés Ñ


Andrés Ñ

Ex-combatant of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia -AUC-. Joined at the age of 18, remained there for 4 years.

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This is a very remote area, between Tierralta and Valencia, Córdoba. A coca-growing area. In that place, the guerrillas profited from plenty of extortion money. The peasants, fed up with their abuse, were asked to help them.

We, the AUC, were sent in to protect the tiny village. The commander told us that we had to start “cleaning up”. These black squares are all graves. We had to do that job ourselves…

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Vinyl paint on MDF

175 x 100 cm

C008 - 0363


Burial / mass graves Drug trafficking Initiation to war

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