Born and based in so-called Montreal, Claudia Janampa Huamán is a writer and a multidisciplinary artist of Peruvian diaspora. She defines herself as a brown dyke of andean-amazonian heritage unravelled through written imagery of homelands.
Janampa Huamán has performed for community events in venues such as Galerie REP NDG 375 and Centre culturel Georges-Vanier, at Montreal Improv for Ladyfest 2018 and on the stage of Gender B(l)ender at L’Euguélionne bookstore. She recently published her poetry in the latest issue of magazine Art/iculation, titled Art of healing. She has also been a staff writer for former web media Amalgame, a platform centering multicultural perspectives, and has published a poem booklet titled FUCKING IMMIGRANT. Her installation linge sale, created from this very poem, was featured at the pop-up showcase What the Pop! in arts center Eastern Bloc.
Janampa Huamán’s work takes root in political and social issues. She is experienced in coordination, outreach work and facilitation as a former student activist. She is one of the co-founders of Féministes racisé·e·s uni·e·s et solidaires, a UQAM-based decolonial feminist collective of women and non-binary people of colour. She has also been a member of the planning committee for QTBIPoC arts festival (be)longing.
Janampa Huamán is an alumna of the arts mentorship program for queer youth of colour Our Bodies, Our Stories. After a year of bloom under the guidance of Kama La Mackerel, and her work as a performer in the multidisciplinary production Healing Echoes, she is taking on a second year as a leader participant.
Janampa Huamán has recently been involved as a consultant in the conception and screenwriting process of a queer-themed episode for upcoming webserie Exiliados, a project speaking out on the realities of Latin American diaspora in Quebec. She is currently working on a multimedia and multilingual piece for online diffusion speaking out on the commemoration of “75 years of diplomatic relations betwen Peru and Canada”.