Friday, February 15, 2008
Natalia Iguiñiz teaches painting at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and received her Bachelor’s degree from there as well. Her paintings and photographs have exhibited throughout Peru. She also works as a graphic designer for many non-profit organizations in Lima. She has exhibited in Spain and the United States.
Claudio Jiménez Quispe is a "retablista" (an artist who makes traditional wooden display boxes which depict Catholic scenes) from Ayacucho. He was born in the village of Alcamenca, which means “community working in stony earth” in Quechua. He is the son of the noted Ayacuchan retablista, Florentino Jiménez Toma and has exhibited widely in Peru and in the United States. At the age of 15, he won two national competitions in folk art.
Alfredo Márquez studied architecture and urbanism at the University of Ricardo Palma in Lima. He has been an active member of several Lima-based art collectives, such as Bestiarios/Bestias (1984-87), Taller NN (1988-91) Made in Peru (1992-94) and Perufabrica (1999-2003), mixing desi gn, drawing, photocopy, silk screening and painting. He has exhibited throughout South America and has participated in the Havana, Lima and Cuenca Biennials.
Eduardo Tokeshi studied architecture and urbanism at the Federico Villareal National University and art at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, where he also taught art history. He has exhibited widely in Europe, Japan and the United States and has collaborated with dancer Dana Tai Soon Burgess. His illustrations and graphic design work also frequently appear in the Peruvian cultural and literary magazine, Etiqueta Negra.
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