New Killart Wall Paintings Arrive in Barranquilla for its Latest Edition

On September 23rd, 2020, artists entered in the 2020 Barranquilla (Colombia) Graffiti and Urban Art Festival popularly known as “Killart,” and began painting their murals in spaces designated for this year’s edition of the event.

Participating artists include: Ceam Ceas, Law Carvajal, Luis Amaris, Keko Angulo and Brik One, Norella Magdaniells, Omar Alonso, and Yuyo del Valle. These eight artists will begin to leave their creative mark on the sites chosen by the French Alliance, organizer of the event, hand-in-hand with the Secretariat of Culture, Heritage and Tourism. The works are scheduled to be completed on Wednesday, September 30th, when the official unveiling will be held and the fences that restrict the area to avoid the spread of Covid will be removed.

This event is partially made possible through the support of the Lienzo Urbano Foundation, the Ministry of Culture, the National Program for Cultural Concertation, the Chamber of Commerce of Barranquilla, and Coverfil Pinturas.

The festival has three main categories:
– Killart Street: A total of 5 artists will paint murals on 5 walls in the public space with an open theme, where the artistic style of the participants can be appreciated.
– Heroes of the pandemic: An artist will design and paint a public mural to pay tribute to healthcare workers for their remarkable performance in response to the pandemic.
– Killart at the Cortissoz: Several artists will paint murals that pay tribute to the evolution of the city. Winning murals in this category will depict its migratory history which affected culture, gastronomy, and the overall development of Barranquilla. An area of the Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport has been assigned for these new artworks.

Killart is one of the most beloved events for Barranquilla residents because it puts art at the service of all. It makes Barranquilla an open-air gallery where everyone can walk and enjoy. The event promotes the appropriation of spaces by the creations of local artists as essential for the city, its inhabitants, and visitors.

Along with artistic interventions on the walls of the city, Killart has arranged an academic agenda that includes workshops and talks, among other activities.