Lido Pimienta

Lido Pimienta is a multidisciplinary visual artist, art critic, curator, composer and musical producer of Afro Indigenous (Wayuu) Ancestry from Colombia. Pimienta resides in Toronto, Canada, and has been performing live and exhibiting her work worldwide since 2010. She was the first female of colour to ever compose an original score for the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Pimienta is also the first ever black and indigenous woman to be debuting as a TV host, writer and creator of a network show in Canada, LIDO TV; a variety show that explores themes like Feminism, Colonialism and Success. An accomplished musician, she has garnered multiple awards and nominations, including the 2017 Polaris Prize for La Papessa, as well as the 2020 Latin Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album and a 2021 Grammy nomination for Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album. Throughout all aspects of her multidimensional art practice, Pimienta navigates politics of gender, race, motherhood and the  construct of the Canadian Landscape in the South American diaspora.