María José Contreras Lorenzini

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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.


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.