Diana Collazos, Maria José Cifuentes
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Producing Art in Latin America: Transformative Spaces

Nayse Lopez + Maria José Cifuentes +
Diana Collazos + Martine Dennewald

In the heart of Santiago, Lima, and São Paulo, independent creative spaces are presenting, nurturing, and reinforcing the work of artists. Between the walls of these residence sites, festivals, and cultural centres, artists are rethinking their practices in response to the realities of their communities and professionals are developing different ways to engage them in dialogue.

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Nayse Lopez (Panorama, Rio de Janeiro) Guest

Since 2001 she also became a curator and general director of one of the biggest performing arts festivals in Brazil, where she developed several expertise in curating and organizing small and large events with international guests. She has also a long career as a lecturer on cultural management, art and media, and has attended hundreds of international events as a guest speaker.

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Maria José Cifuentes (Nave, Santiago de Chile) Guest

María José Cifuentes Miranda (b. 1980, Chile) holds a PhD in history from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an MA in performance and visual culture from the University of Alcalá, in Spain. She is an historian, teacher, researcher and programmer in the field of performing arts.

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Diana Collazos (elgalpon.espacio, Lima) Guest

Diana Daf Collazos is a co-founder of the interdisciplinary art space elgalpon.espacio in Lima, Peru, as well as a cultural administrator, audiovisual producer, and interdisciplinary artist.

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Martine Dennewald (FTA) Moderator

Martine Dennewals took the helm of Festival TransAmériques as co-artistic director in July 2021 together with Jessie Mill.

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