In 2014 HAWAPI took place at the foot of Pariacaca — a large tropical glacier located in Peru’s central Andes. The city of Lima—which has a population of over 8 million and is the second biggest desert city in the world—relies entirely on glacial run off from the Pariacaca mountain range for all of its fresh water needs. Tropical glaciers show rapid response to changing climate patterns and so are severely threatened by a rise in global temperatures.

For this edition of the event, HAWAPI—in coordination with local llama herders, set up an isolated base camp at an elevation of 4,400 meters above sea level. All the equipment, tools, materials and supplies needed during the residency were carried to the base camp on foot and llamas.

The subsequent exhibition was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lima (MAC) and coincided with the 20th yearly session of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC), which was held in Lima in December 2014. In conjunction with the exhibition HAWAPI presented a 150 page publication which documented in text and images, the works produced at Pariacaca.

Participating artists:

Teresa Borasino (Peru)
Frank Cebreros (Peru)
Colectivo ¿Emergentes? (Peru)
Dana Bonilla (Peru)
Alejandro Jaime (Peru)
Ishmael Randall Weeks (Peru)
Eliana Otta (Peru)
Haresh Bhojwani (Canary Islands / US)
José Urteaga (Peru)
Nahú Rodríguez & Gabriela León (Mexico)
Pamela Arce (Peru)
Christians Luna (Peru)
Johannes Laumer (Alemania)
Mark Dorf (US)
Giuseppe De Bernardi (Peru)
Eduardo Valdez (Peru)
Diego Vizcarra (Peru)


HAWAPI 2014 was made possible thanks to the support of:
Arts Collaboratory
Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development
Stichting Doen

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Lima (MAC)
Convento De Santo Domingo Qorikancha
Etiqueta Verde

The Pariacaca tropical glacier mountain range, 2014.

For their project "Animal Fest", Colectivo ¿Emergentes? took gaudy, inflatable animals (which they had purchased in the central market of Lima) and temporarily placed them in the lakes, creating playful scenes that contrasted the natural environment with artificial representations of the natural world.

Installation view of the HAWAPI 2014 - Pariacaca exhibition at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MAC), Lima.

The Pariacaca tropical glacier mountain range, 2014.