My practice moves between the arts, critical thinking and pedagogy. Most of my projects play with artistic grammars to explore the articulation potential of art through practices that cross performance, audiovisual, choreography, theatre, mediation or art curating.

I am particularly interested in the lines of rupture of the neoliberal condition, and the capacity of art to promote processes of agency related to the body, subjectivity and territory. I have developed public art projects such as The Parallel Utopia (Espacios Revelados Lima, 2021-22) Audience: the invisible city (Matadero Madrid, 2013) or Playful-Political Resistances in 90s Madrid (Mncars, 2019), and I promoted stage research frameworks such as [Un]released Laboratories (2014-18) or The ongoing scene (2014-18). In 2013 I co-founded Artefactum, an art and education research platform through which I have developed creative projects and collaborated with several cultural institutions carrying out mediation programmes such as Contact Zones (2019-21), Spectators in Residence (2019-21) or Showcases: an exhibition of spaces (2017-18), among others.

In the artistic field, I have developed stage works such as Alphabet, Dangerous dances, This image is not available in your country, and I have directed the documentaries Memoirs of the Dead House and The commune. I have also collaborated with choreographers such as Paz Rojo, Mar Medina, and with companies such as the Collado-Van Hoestenberghe Foundation or the Juan Navarro Company.

I have also written about art in magazines and publications such as Estudis Escènics, Acta, Sin Objeto, or the collection Cuerpo de Letra; and I have given art workshops in cities such as Valencia, Castellón, Alicante, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Madrid, Barcelona, Lima (Peru) or Guadalajara (Mexico).

I have been an associated artist with La Poderosa (2015-2017), and I have obtained the research and innovation grant from the Generalitat de Catalunya (2020 & 2022), and training grants from the Departament de Cultura (2018), the Institut del Teatre (2018) and the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2017).

Master's degree in Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and MNCARS (2019), graduate of the Independent Studies Programme at MACBA (2018), and a degree in Stage Direction and Dramaturgy from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona (2016).

I studied Journalism at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (2003-05), Cinematography at the Centre d'Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya (2008), and Performing Arts at La Casona (2009). I completed my artistic training at the Museo Reina Sofía's Advanced Study Programme in Critical Practices Expanded theatricalities: gestural models and dissident repertoires (2013) and, more recently, at several fine arts schools.

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