Muteteri Heremans

Sandra Muteteri Heremans is a visual artist and filmmaker with a background in art history and anthropology. Born in Rwanda and raised for the most part in Belgium, Heremans is interested in the artistic and political legacies of the twentieth-century in today’s world. Her current research for a film in progress investigates the experiences of African students who studied in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Through these protagonists, Heremans charts transnational lives in the context of newly independent states, showing the complex entanglements between the communist “Second World” and the national liberation movements the “Third World” sought to establish, and in so doing, excavates and reactivates histories buried under decades of myopic “First World” triumphalism.