Art

El Método Grönholm

24 Sep, 2018 | Ira Lee

Photos: Ira LeeA testament to the raw talent that Bolivian theatre has to offerEl Método Grönholm, the highly anticipated show featuring some of the most talented figures in Bolivian theatre, opened i...

Benjamín Chávez

24 Sep, 2018 | Ryan McMeekin

Photo: Adriana L. MurilloAn unlimited vision for Bolivian poetryBorn in Santa Cruz and raised in Oruro, a student in Cochabamba, and a resident of La Paz, Benjamin Chávez is a poet with an intimate kn...

El RIO

27 Aug, 2018 | Millo Clenshaw

Photo: Iván RodriguezA film on toxic masculinity in Bolivia’s farmlandsSet in the Beni, in the Northeastern lowlands of Bolivia, Juan Pablo Richter’s feature film, El Río, tackles rocky family relatio...

Fundación Viva’s Photography Contest

27 Aug, 2018 | Rafaela Alford

Photos provided by Fundación VIVAA competition to save endangered speciesIn early August of this year, the entry deadline for the National Photography Contest of Endangered Bolivian Species passed. It...

The Sound of the Jungle

27 Aug, 2018 | Robyn Kate Pollard

Photo: Adriana L. MurilloHow saya afroboliviana preserves the traditions and culture of Africa in Las Yungas Hidden away in the tropical paradise of Coroico, in the Yungas region of Bolivia, is the Af...

Mayra Gonzales

23 Jul, 2018 | Charles Bladon

Photo: Jaime VargasA bastion of Bolivian folk musicNo doubt anyone who has paid mind to the music on the streets and in the nightclubs of La Paz would notice that the current generation is entranced b...

Street and Urban Art according to Knorke Leaf

23 Jul, 2018 | Bridget Tahourdin

Photo: Iván RodriguezThe prominent Bolivian street artist Knorke Leaf has much to say on the power of street and urban art: ‘It’s a spiritual power...’ she muses. ‘It’s in the colours.’ Her artistic a...

Al-Azar

23 Jul, 2018 | Robyn Kate Pollard

Photos: Marion JoubertThe talent of amalgamating art and politicsA spacious workshop with a large window overlooking the mountains, home to an array of paints, brushes, oils, pencils and hundreds of b...

Reinaldo Chávez Maydana

21 Jun, 2018 | Marion Joubert

Image: Courtesy of Reinaldo Chávez MaydanaCombining Bolivian tradition and mystic symbolism, the artist captures the sublimeHow can three simple dots – two for the eyes and one for the mouth – express...

The Musical World of Ernesto Cavour

26 Apr, 2018 | David Fegan

Photo: Ana DiazInside the fertile mind of the Bolivian musician, inventor, author and investigatorOnce described as ‘the best in the universe’ when it comes to Bolivia’s national-heritage instrument,...

Bolivian Couture

26 Apr, 2018 | Mathew Grace

Photo: Iván RodriguezA young designer is finding success in the country, and on the Hollywood red carpetIn the Equipetrol district of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, nestled amongst apartment towers and chic...

Ejti Stih, Painting in Blood

26 Apr, 2018 | Mathew Grace

Photo: Iván RodriguezA tendentious exhibition from the cruceña artist looks at abortionThe red-tinged brick Santa Cruz Cathedral towers above the city’s central square, the Plaza Principal 24 de Septi...

Matilde Casazola

26 Apr, 2018 | Adriana Murillo

Photo: Adriana MurilloThe voice of Bolivia’s poetic songUpon opening the green gate of a house in the centre of Sucre, I was overcome by a sense of tranquillity when I saw the kind face of Matilde Cas...

Grabbing Bolivian Cinema by the balls

26 Apr, 2018 | Chauncey Crail

Photo: Iván RodriguezDenisse Arancibia Flores, Director and Star of Las Malcogidas‘In Bolivia, there is no film industry,’ says Denisse Arancibia Flores, director of the 2016 Bolivian musical-comedy f...

A Door to the Paceño Underworld

23 Feb, 2018 | Georgina Bolam

Photo: Alma FilmsMarcos Loayza and the new voice of Bolivian cinemaThe Bolivian film critic Pedro Susz wrote some years ago that filming in Bolivia is as difficult as building a Concorde airplane in a...