Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau is a German-Colombian interdisciplinary artist. Their works are located between cinema, video installations and performance, dealing with queer decoloniality. Simon(e) studied Media Art at the KHM Cologne and Film at the EICTV Cuba. Simon(e)’s films have premiered at Documenta14, Cannes Directors Fortnight, New York Film Festival, BFI London, and won, among others, the prize for Best Director at the International Cartagena Film Festival as well as the Emerging Talent Prize at kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and a nomination for the Queer Palm in Cannes 2022. Simon(e)’s performance works and video installations have premiered at Wexner Center of the Arts, HKW, Monitoring Kasseler Dokfest, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Cinemateca de Bogotá, as well as the 11th Berlin Biennale.