Ixmucané Aguilar is a Berlin-based visual artist/designer working with artistic photo documentary and text. In her photography practice, she involves research and conversations, guided by an interest in looking for truth and human reality. Her work mainly consists of series of portraits. Aguilar often engages with particular groups and communities of people sharing a reality and its layers of social, political and trans-generational effects. In this way, her work combines and turns text and images into artistic photo documentaries as fragments of reality.
Currently, she is working on a photo documentary regarding German colonialism and the Genocide against the Nama and Herero. Whilst staying in different parts of Namibia, Aguilar worked in collaboration with living descendants and archival documents as cross-referencing sources. Her work seeks to document traces of the Genocide in today's Namibia, in the form of portraits followed by narratives, images of surroundings and archival material.