Amor pa Otrobanda
by Johanna Franco Zapata & Duvan Duran
The mural is called the Appetizer and is located behind a cruise terminal. Marvi Johanna Franco Zapata worked on the project in 2018! This Baby is located in Otrobanda, at the beginning of Hoogstraat, behind the cruise terminal. This mural was commissioned by Kurt Schoop, organizer of the Kaya Kaya Street Party and Casas Vivas. The goal of all these events are meant to improve the neighborhood’s vibe and aesthetics.
For this project Marvi Johanna Franco Zapata collaborated with my friend and fellow artist Duran Duvan(the father of the angels). They worked very hard to finish this beauty in 6 days so that it would be done in time for the event and so we did!
About Johanna Franco Zapata & Duvan Duran
Franco Zapata was born in curacao in 1993. She studied at the Instituto Buena Bista (IBB) in Willemstad and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. After her studies she returned to Curaçao, where she started working at the IBB in 2014 as a student mentor and independent artist.
In her work, she is concerned with the colonial past of Colombia and Curaçao and its effects on people’s perceptions of value and their sense of self. Her paintings and murals can be found in downtown Willemstad, among other places.