ART AND EDUCATION RESEARCH RESIDENCY
April 2017 - December 2017
With a degree in Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Artes de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE), she studied the Master of Art Education at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and is a yogini, artist, curator and educator. A certified healer in Sat Nam Rasayan, with over ten years of experience in art projects, yoga and education for social transformation, she was Head of Cultural Research and member of the executive management team of Fundación Museos de la Ciudad (Quito) , coordinator of «Espiritualidades» project in Quito (2014-2016) and curator of the exhibition «Aliento, antología de Pilar Flores» at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito. In addition, she is a partner of Fundación Máquina de Cine, a platform that promotes spaces for reflection, discussion and participation through audiovisual tools.
Micro residencias de sanación is an artistic research project though tools that explore body states and energetic and temporal plasticity to generate networks of support and human care. From a critical view towards excessive work as a way of living and the mistreatment of our body, punished by the pressure of production, we invite five women who are responsible for artistic projects to stop, step away from the weight of their agendas and give up to the force of gravity to experience a healing session with techniques based on ancestral knowledge, conscious presence, deep listening and intuition. The project is a gesture of rebellion against acceleration, over-intellectualization and the gap between discourses that aspire to rescue emotion but are rarely incarnated or put into practice on a day-to-day basis. The micro healing residences exercise the regenerative capacity of the cells of a social fabric that yearns for forms of coexistence that are more conscious and supportive" (Dayana Rivera).
Programme organised by FelipaManuela, in collaboration with María Acaso and with the support of Ayuntamiento de Madrid.