BIO

María María Acha-Kutscher. Lima-Perú, 1968. Feminist visual artist. Co-directs with Tomás Ruiz-Rivas the experimental art project Antimuseo. Lives in Madrid and works globally.

The main focus of her work is woman. Her story, the struggles for emancipation and equality, and the cultural construction of femininity. Her work does not adhere to any particular language or style, nor is it identified with specific techniques or formats. Acha-Kutscher organizes her work in long-term projects, and for each one develops a unique language and methodology. She is possibly one of the few artists of her generation who defines themself as feminist, because of the political dimension of her work that plays a dual role: it is an artistic product in itself and also an instrument covers a social need and also contributes to political transformations.

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María María Acha-Kutscher. Lima-Perú, 1968. Artista visual feminista. Co-directora con Tomás Ruiz-Rivas del proyecto experimental Antimuseo. Vive en Madrid y trabaja globalmente.

El centro de su trabajo es la mujer. Su historia, la lucha por la emancipación y la igualdad, y la construcción cultural de lo femenino. Su obra no se adscribe a ningún lenguaje, estética o estilo, ni se identifica con técnicas o formatos específicos. Acha-Kutscher organiza su trabajo en proyectos de largo plazo, para cada uno de los cuales desarrolla un lenguaje y una metodología propios. Posiblemente es una de las pocas artistas de su generación que se define como feminista, por la dimensión política de su obra, que cumple una doble función, la de ser un producto artístico y también un instrumento que pueda cubrir alguna necesidad social y contribuir a las transformaciones políticas.


Awards and grants

Grant for Contemporary Art Creation 2017, Madrid City Council
Acquisition prize Arte en Valla, Rivas Vaciamadrid City Council, Cultural Office, 2015
Acquisition prize, XVI Biennial of Photography 2014, Centre for the Image, Mexico
Finalist, Repsol Award, Lima Photo 2014
Special Mention, Cortes de Cádiz Awards 2012, Artistic Creation
Acquisition prize, EAC 2012, Alicantino Institute of Culture Juan Gil-Albert
Acquisition prize, Mulier Mulieris, Museum of the University of Alicante
Selected for Tentaciones 2012 exhibition, ESTAMPA Art fair, Madrid
Selected for PhotoGraphica 2010 exhibition, ESTAMPA Art fair, Madrid
Matadero Grant for Contemporary Art Creation, Madrid City Council (2008, 2012)
Grant for Art Production 2012, Government of Madrid
VI Edition, Grant for Art Creation 2011, Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla y León
Grant for the promotion of Contemporary Art 2010, Ministry of Culture of Spain

Supports

INMUJERES México
INMUJERES DF
UNIFEM (UN WOMEN)
Secretariat of Culture of the Government of Mexico City
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Santander y Cantabria
Casa Vecina / Fundación Carlos Slim
Antimuseo
Acción Comunicativa

Commisioned work

El País
New Internationalist
PRI's The World
Global Fund for Women


  CONTACT

mariamaria@antimuseo.org
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