Art is Maria Hoyos’s way to act on the present, her way of deconstructing, understanding and sharing history. Through her practice, she explores identity, politics, and culture. Decolonial theories inform her discourse on sugarcane production and colonial power. Deeply attached to her hometown of Santiago de Cali in Colombia, she aims to expose working conditions in the sugar industry, a hugely exploitative and dominating capitalist machine. Her research explores the persistence of colonial domination within post-colonial Latin America.