KillArt is a newcomer in the family of Street Art Festivals and it took place during the first part of August in Barranquilla, on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Barranquilla is the fourth largest city in Colombia. The city has often been in the shadows of other main cities like Bogota, Medellin or Cartagena because it doesn’t offer much culturally or touristically, and it is known mainly for its big port.
However, the city has had street art culture for many years influenced by different crews as well as a growing interest in art from the locals.
Aside from covering over 500 square meters of surface with beautiful colours, the goal of the festival was the rediscovery of abandoned places, such as warehouses, in order to have them reinstituted into the landscape of the city.
This initiative is also a way to promote the arts and show that something is happening is this industrial town located between two touristic hotspots of the Colombian Caribbean coast. This also creates an opportunity for local and visiting artists to meet in a city that counts two fine arts schools.
The festival, was co-organized by the Alliance Française and the Fundación Lienzo Urbano and was curated with the help of French artist Cart’1 who was also a participating artist. The line-up included artists like Jace, Kenort, Matos el uno, Joyce, Polstro Pistro, Omar Alonso, Revolver, Lapiz, DJ Lu, Shot.