Alicia Laguna 2023 Mellon Fellow

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Alicia Laguna has been artistic co-director of Teatro Línea de Sombra since 1993. She is a performing artist, manager, producer, and curator, trained at the University of Nuevo León. With Teatro Línea de Sombra, she has produced plays that speak to the contexts of Mexico's social and political reality. Among them are Amarillo, Baños Roma, Pequeños Territorios en Reconstrucción, Filo de Caballos, Artículo 13, and Danzantes del Alba.

Over the past seven years, she has collaborated on the design and production of "Amarillo en la ruta migrante", which has brought this work to migrant shelters throughout Mexico.

She is also advisor and curator of several festivals in Mexico. Since its inception in 1998 to date, Alicia has been curator and general coordinator of Transversales Encuentro Internacional de Escena Contemporánea, which has taken place 21 times. In 2021, she directed the company of the Centro de las Artes de Hidalgo with the digital piece La voz de los abuelos and the show Variaciones sobre el café, in collaboration with Mariana Blanco.

She has worked with the Uruguayan artist Tamara Cubas, as producer and artistic collaborator, on the project Sea of Silence and the installation Esculpir el Silencio at the Festival Santiago a Mil in the Creadoras Latinoamericanas selection in 2021, and at the FIT Cádiz 2021. She also collaborates with Cubas as producer on the tour of the show Multitud en Europa.

She is part of the curatorial team invited by Teatro Ojo (Héctor Bourges and Karla Rodríguez) to represent Mexico at the Prague Quadrennial 2023.

During her residency, she will collaborate on the curation of the Teatro Línea de Sombra Collection in the Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL), and will participate in the presentation of Danzantes del Alba at NYU Skirball and the symposium “Stages in Movement: Teatro Línea de Sombra on the Migrant Trail.”