Humanae: Celebrating how colourful we are

Angélica Dass
Independent Artist


Humanæ is a photographic work in progress by artist Angélica Dass, an unusually direct reflection on the color of the skin, attempting to document humanity’s true colors rather than the untrue labels “white”, “red”, “black” and “yellow” associated with race. It’s a project in constant evolution seeking to demonstrate that what defines the human being is its inescapably uniqueness and, therefore, its diversity. 


Angélica Dass is an award-winning photographer born in Brazil and currently living in Madrid, Spain. Angélica’s practice combines photography with sociological research and public participation in defense of human rights globally. She is the creator of the internationally acclaimed Humanæ Project – a collection of portraits that reveal the diverse beauty of human colours. The initiative has traveled to more than 80 cities across six continents – from The World economic Forum in Davos to the pages of National Geographic – to promote dialogue that challenges how we think about skin colour and ethnic identity. 

Special Lunchtime Lecture (online, free)
Thursday June 16, 1-2pm EDT
Presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario, OCAD University and Vien Cheung.

Open to the general public as well as AIC 2022 attendees.
Click here for more information and to register.

Angélica Dass will also present an online workshop on The Colours We Share 
Saturday June 18, 1-2pm EDT
The workshop is for children, and also suitable for teachers and members of the general public.
It is presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario, and is free.
Click here for more information on how to register, and a list of materials.

Visit Angélica Dass’s website

Watch her TED talk on What kids should know about race



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