Presenters: Álvaro Villalobos, Bel Borba, Diana Collazos, Nadia Granados, Tania Alice
Moderator: Marlène Ramírez-Cancio
Álvaro Villalobos (Colombia/México) holds a Master of Visual Arts from the Universidad Autónoma (México) and from the Facultad de Artes ASAB (Bogotá). His work engages social and political problems through performances, videos, installations and photography. He is currently a professor at UNAM and UAEMéx in Mexico.
Bel Borba (Brazil), known as “The People’s Picasso,” has spread his artwork throughout the 500-year-old urban landscape for thirty-five years. In 2012, he participated in the New York City’s Crossing the Line Festival, sponsored by the French Institute/Alliance Française and the Hemispheric Institute, where he created Diário--a collaboration with Burt Sun and Andr Contantini.
Diana/Daf/Collazos (Peru) is a multidisciplinary artist and independent cultural producer. Her work centers around performance, urban interventions, video, and installation. She is founder and manager of elgalpon.espacio Cultural Association, a space for the creation and dissemination of multidisciplinary artistic projects.
Nadia Granados, La Fulminante, is a Colombian artist interested in the arts of space, movement, and the body such as video, pornography, magic, installation, and performance. Her work is characterized by the resignification of content extracted from mass media, mixed with themes related to the antiglobalization struggle.
Coletivo de Performance Heróis do Cotidiano (Brazil), active for three years in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, researches the performative drama of the hero, from the sacrifice of the poor in contemporary times. The Collective believes in the use of the city in its poetic, rather than functional sense. Dressed as superheroes, the performers of the Collective, under the direction of Gilson Motta and Tania Alice, create urban interventions that combine theater, visual arts, dance, and political activism.