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Biography

(Lima-Peru, 1992)

She is a student of the 4th year of visual and plastic arts, in the specialty of sculpture, of the National Autonomous Superior School of Fine Arts in Peru. She also studied classical dance at the Allegro Ballet Academy.

Rocío is interested in the development of multidisciplinary artistic activities: sculptural works and in public spaces, performances and community art, as well as research on issues related to the bio-political and Peruvian identity.

She is director of the Nexo-Laboratorio Interdisciplinario, an alternative platform, self-managed which is dedicated to the documentation, registration and investigation of contemporary artistic processes.

 

Artist statement 

I have been working with the concept of identity, from a social perspective. My interests involve the creation of new identity stereotypes that have been generated in Peru, which started in 2010 with the creation of the Peru Brand, and how these stereotypes are directly connected with the idea of consumption.

The stereotypes are visible in representative elements of the national identity, such as Machu Picchu, the stone of the 12 angles and native products such as potatoes or quinoa, among others.

For that, I have worked with different resources, mainly experimental sculpture (chiefly with organic elements), to make more powerful the message and to adapt the poetics of the material to the development of each project.

 

EXAMPLES OF HER WORKS:

QHAPAQ ÑANM (2016) 

Installation
6.00mx3.00m

Drawing made with LED lights. Qhapaq Ñam is composed by a small sign with the logo of the Peru brand that blinks from time to time. From this sign light lines emerge that represent the Qhapaq Ñam or extensive network of connections.

The idea emerges of the drawing made on a world map, in which I pointed out connections between the countries that belong to the Country Brand, to talk about the “nexus”-competition relationship generated by the same marketing strategies to highlight one country over another. In addition, what we can see is that Peru “belongs” to the world, based on globalization and the free market.

 

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ORGANIC CARTOGRAPHIES 

Organic Statistics (2016)
Installation
1.00mx0.80m

Drawing made with linseed seeds in which a statistical progressive graph is represented. When the seeds sprout, a new drawing is started.

With this work, I want to express the relationship between the increase of consumption and production of the linseed with the growth of the plant itself. In a certain way, the country grows economically and its representation is the growth of the plant. It gets bigger.

A statistical picture tends to be two-dimensional, but this time, when using the linseed, it shoots upwards. It isn’t only the illusion of growth, but growth is real. In addition, we can realize that as the plant grows, it can bear less weight and falls, becoming some statistical logics. An absurd.

 

Explorations / Processes

 

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