María José Contreras Lorenzini (Chile) is a performance artist, theater director and a doctor in Semiotics. Her work focuses on the links between the body, feminism and post-conflict memory. Her work has been featured in Chile, Italy, Brazil, Turkey, Canada, and the USA. She directs the Arts Doctorate at the Universidad Católica de Chile.
Stemming from the demands of Bolivia and of the Mapuche people, Ground interrogates sovereignty, and how dissidence is territorialized. Taking place on Plaza Baquedano, a landmark for protest in Santiago, Ground involves several performers who will manifest their dissent against the assimilation of sovereignty and territory in Chile.