lundi 2 mars 2015

María María Acha-Kutscher [FOCUS]

FEMEN, Brussels 2013

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

The main focus of her work is the woman. "Herstory", the struggles for emancipation and equality, and the cultural construcction of feminity. 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.

Acha-Kutscher has shown her work in Internacional Interdisciplinary Congress on women: Women's World 2008, International Museum of Woman-IMO, Museum of University of Alicante-MUA, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Santander y Cantabria-MAS, WORLD WOMAN, among others. She has also participated in Art Fairs as ZONA MACO (Mexico City, 2010), ESTAMPA, MADRID FOTO (2010), ARTESANTANDER (2011), MUNICH CONTEMPO (2011), ART LIMA and LIMA PHOTO (2013 and 2014).

ALFOMBRA ROJA, January 2014, Perú
In response to Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris. January 7, 2015
One of the protesters of DREAM DEFENDERS raises her arms and shout 'hands up, dont shoot' outside the James
Lawrence King Federal Justice Building where the U.S. Attorneys Office, Southern District of Florida, is located on
August 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. The protesters say they want justice for Mike Brown, shot and killed by police
in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9. (Image: based on photo of Joe Raedle)
The FREE THE NIPPLE campaign is an equality movement that uses social media to fight against nudity
censorship laws in America.
Manifestante exigiendo el regreso seguro de los 43 estudiantes de la Normal de Ayotzinapa, que desaparecieron
hace semanas en la localidad de Iguala, Guerrero. Octubre de 2014, Ciudad de México.