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Rossana Mercado-Rojas

Peruvian artist and curator currently based in Sweden. Her main interests revolve around public space, gender, empowerment and development through art pedagogy.

Member of Hysterix, women art collective from Peru

Board member of Galleri Majkens, feminist art gallery in Stockholm.

EDUCATION
  • Post Master course Composing/Public/Space at Kungl. Konsthögskolan (2018- in process)
  • Master in Fine Arts (Curatorial practices and Critical writing ) – Konstfack University Of Arts, Crafts And Design Stockholm, Sweden – 2012
  • B.A Painting – Pontificia Universidad Catolica Del Peru – 2008
  • B.A Biology – Cayetano Heredia University (unfinished) – 1999 – 2000
  • Diploma of Management– Peruvian Institute of Management. Lima, Peru 2015
  • Workshop “Public Relations in international cultural work” by Aimée Brons. Goethe-Institut Peru, 2017
  • Course Law and Gender. Circle of Feminist Studies. UNMSM, 2017
  • Mapping Workshop by Fidel Eljuri in Centro Fundación Telefónica, Lima. 2015
  • Workshop “body Expression with technological tools”. Cultural Center of Spain of Lima. 2011

PERFORMANCE & PUBLIC SPACE


·  Collective Performance with CPS and Tarek Atoui at CIMAM, Moderna Museet (2018) and at VAC foundation, Venice (2019)

·     "Poner el cuerpo" (Embodiment of women) performance at Faculty of Action by IntraGallactic Arts Collective at Nordic Guest Studio Malongen (Stockholm, 2018)

·     Two head Mermaid. Mural at Fiteca (Pucusana) by Escape Cultural Center. Pucusana, Peru – 2017

·     Poet Blanca Varela. Mural at Caravan of Poetry Festival Lima – Huancavelica - 2016
Heart and Brains. Mural at “Nosotras estamos en la calle 4” (We are on the streets ) Festival - 2012
Hysterix Collective.- Founding member of the collective of women artists Hysterix that develops multidisciplinary interventions in public spaces from a gender perspective-  2012
o  Feminist camp at Visviri (Chile), as part of Giro Panfronterizo project with Collective Pezones metralleta (Bolivia), artist Katia Sepúlveda y mapuche artist Margarita Calfio. 2018-2019
o  Mural at National University San Marcos for Legalizing Abortion in Peru and reproductive rights, 2018
o  Crimenes Legales (Legal crimes) Performance and Muralization in La Munay, Feminist Space, by Chola Contravisual. Huancayo – 2017
o  Femicide. Mural for the XIII Feminist Encounter of America and the Caribbean and the day of Nonviolence against women. Cercado de Lima , Peru - 2014
o  I hate those who love. Collective exhibition and intervention at Faro Tláhuac. Mexico DF. - 2013
 

SOLO SHOWS

  • Hysteriska Historiska. ABF Huset – 2018     
  • Buitre: de Bulimias y Carroñas (Vulture: Of bulimia and Carrion) Municipality gallery Pancho Fierro  Lima, Perú 2009

GROUP SHOWS

  • Giro Panfronterizo. With Collectives from Peru, Chile and Bolivia. Shown at Gabriela Mistral gallery. Santiago de Chile (2019)
  • Todas las violencias todas (All kinds of violence, all). Espacio Los Unicos. Lima, Peru – 2017
  • Odio a todos los que aman (I hate those who love) Faro Tláhuac . Mexico DF – 2013
  • Stulti4era Navis: “La Nave de los Locos” w/Paola Torres Nuñez del Prado – Pancho Fierro municipality gallery – Lima 2007

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

  • Artificialeza. First solo show of artist Julio Cotrina in Centro Colich. Lima, Peru – 2017
  • Andini nel Borgo. Exhibition of contemporary Peruvian art in the municipality of Candelo (Biella, Italy)- 2015
  • Conjunctions: Symbolic. Individual exhibition by artist Brian Silva at the Colich Center. Lima, Peru – 2013
  • Skål-Salud: Street stories. Virtual curatorship project on the Valeveil platform,. Peru-Sweden- 2012
  • Knitting Matter. Graduation Project for MFA at Konstfack University.  Stockholm, Sweden – 2011
  • Calandria de Fuego: contemporary creators in dialogue with Arguedas. Co-curatorship – Lima, 2011
  • Medium Rare. Konstfack Galeri, Stockholm, Sweden – 2009
  • Infiltration: six attempts. Collective curatorship at “blås & knåda” gallery, Stockholm Sweden – 2009

ART&CULTURE PROJECTS

·     MALVINAZO FESTIVAL Co creator of the rock and hiphop platform "Malvinazo" that seeks to impulse cultural agents (musicians, dancers, urban artists, etc.) in different public spaces. Lima, Peru – 2012/2016
·     SEXUANTES FESTIVAL Co-creation and development of the international festival focused on Art, Body and Politics that brought together artists from Sweden, Spain. Germany, Colombia, Chile and Ecuador. Circuito Norte Space. Lima, Peru - 2012

ART&PEDAGOGY

·     Proffesor at Social Communication Faculty at The National University of San Marcos (UNMSM) – Lima, 2018
·     Portfolio Creation, principles of Curatorial pracices and Cultural management laboratory, School of Art and Design Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru – Lima, 2017
·     PUNKU: ART AND CULTURE dedicated to the development of activities related to art and pedagogy in public spaces. 2012-2015 

CULTURAL MANAGEMENT

·     CASA TIERRA ACTIVA. Manager of the convergence house within the framework of the COP20 In charge of Coordination of spaces and agenda. Development of logistics plan, budget and management of donations . Lima, Peru - 2014
·     Pedagogical manager of the Culture Area at PARKS OF LIME SERVICE Responsible for the educational project of performing and visual arts "Escuelas CREALIMA"- Lima 2014
·     Cultural Manager of the Culture Area at PARKS OF LIMA SERVICE. Lima 2012-2014

TALKS AND CONFERENCES

  • Art, resilience and activism: Women Artists & Collectives – Peru. Talk at Iaspis Konstnärsnämnden. Stockholm, Sweden – 2017
  • Criar:Crear. Talk at finissage of “Mothers, the personal is political”. Galleri Majkens. Stockholm, Sweden – 2017
  • Espacio Idea de Conecta. Speaker at as representative of project Malvinaso- Ministry of Culture. Cercado de Lima – 2016
  • The telenovela as a constructor of gender roles in Latin America. Speaker at conference in Faro Tlahuac. Mexico. – 2013.
  • ‘We are on the streets’. Speaker at the conference organized by the municipality of Lima, which brought together different Latin American representatives specialists in female urban art – 2012
  • Form and Concept / Art and Politics. Speaker in Conversatory organized by the Latin American Critical group. Columbia University, New York, USA. – 2011

PUBLICATIONS

  • Mala Mujer: Sinister Networking in Women’s underground scene in Lima. Published in Reptilhjärnan #666. Gothenburg, Sweden – 2017
  • Hysterix Manifesto. Article on public art and gender in the virtual publication “Crítica Latinoamericana”.Columbia University, NY , USA-2012