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Art, resilience and activism: Women Artists and Collectives in the Peruvian Art Scene

Iaspis Kitchen Talk with Rossana Mercado Rojas (PER).

Date: Wednesday 6 December, 2017.
Time: 2 pm.
Place: Iaspis/Konstnärsnämnden, the Iaspis Residency Kitchen.
Address: Maria skolgata 83, 2nd floor, Stockholm, Sweden.
Language: English.
Coffee will be served. Please note: seating is limited.
RSVP by 4 December to Iaspis Annika Enqvist:

Rossana Mercado Rojas – Artist, Independent Curator and Cultural Manager
Rossana Mercado Rojas’s  (1982, Peru) main interests revolve around public space, gender, empowerment and development through art pedagogy. Her curatorial work has led her to focus on the challenges and possibilities of public space. In 2012 she founded the women artists collective Hysterix, focusing on activism through multidisciplinary interventions in the public realm. Since 2013, she has been part of the cultural association PUNKU that investigates personal development and pedagogy through the arts in public spaces. Mercado has been the administrator of the convergence house TierrActiva (COP20 and Cumbre de los Pueblos, 2014). She is co-creator of the Malvinazo music festival at public spaces that began in 2013. She  hold an MFA in Curatorial Practice and Critical Writing from Konstfack, University College of Art, Crafts and Design, Stockholm; a BA in Painting from Pontifical Catholic University, Peru; and an IPAE Certificate in Business administration, Lima, Peru. Mercado has shown her work and/or managed several interdisciplinary art projects at venues in Peru, Sweden, Mexico and the United States.

Iaspis Kitchen Talks is a series of conversations aimed at art and design professionals and is intended as an informal meeting between various actors in the industry with the purpose of creating meetings between international artists and curators and the Swedish Visual and Applied Arts worlds.


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Photo: Hysterix 

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