Maria Rosa Jijon

Maria Rosa Jijon

Quito, Ecuador 1968

From November 2013 to March 2015, Director of the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito, CAC. As director she was in charge of research, non-formal education in art, cultural promotion, budget management, annual planning, inter-institutional relations, promotion of contemporary Ecuadorian art in the Andean Region and Latin America.

Lives and works in Rome since 2000. A visual artist, activist and cultural mediator, she completed postgraduate courses at the Higher Institute of Art in Havana, Cuba, perfecting her training with a course at the Kungliga Konsthogskolan (Royal School of Art) in Stockholm, Sweden and a master's degree in Meeting Policies and Cultural Mediation at the University of Rome 3. Her work subjects deal with human mobility in migratory contexts, and participatory art production together with grassroots organisations.

Curator of Ceroinspiracion Arte + Residencias, an independent art space in Quito. Member of the research group of FLACSO (Facultad latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales_ Ecuador) on youth street bands, where she coordinated the audiovisual area. Member of the Mediterranean Cultural Parliament, Lovedifference - Michelangelo Pistoletto. She was part of the project Lettere di Donne (Cartas de Mujeres) UN Women, Quito, as artistic and documentary coordinator and in the same role Sarsan Project, participation through art with Roma children and youth, in Rome.  She represented Ecuador at the 54th Venice Art Biennale, 2011. Winner of the Sur Antartida Residency, ARTEA, Ecuador.

Her works have been exhibited in: Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia, Valparaiso, La Plata, 2015, ART STAYS, Ptuj, Eslovenia, 2012 and 2013, Artissima 2011, Torino_ Vessel art Project,54 Venice Biennale 2011, X Havana Biennale 2009, 11th Freewaves Festival, L.A. 2008, Loop Festival Barcelona, 2008, V La Paz Biennale, Bolivia 2007, ARCO 07 Fair, Madrid; 10th Freewaves Festival L. A. 2006; III Bienal Latinoamericana di Video Arte, Washington, 2006; , 2005; I Triennale Poligrafica di San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2004; FotoGrafia, I and II Festival Internazionale di Roma; III Bienal Iberoamericana de Arte de Lima, Peru 2002. 

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