nuestro trabajo es sumamente personal y es el producto de penas complejas | our work is extremely personal and is the product of complex toil
In 2014, after a series of conversations between Latin Canadian women artists Cecilia Araneda (filmmaker, curator), Praba Pilar (interdisciplinary artist) and Monica Martinez (visual artist), we came up with the idea of participating in an artistic process from the starting point of collective dialogue.
We named this initiative Mujer Artista.
From our core group of three, Mujer Artista gradually expanded to involve more artists, including dancers Alexandra Garrido, Camila Schujman and Ilse Torres; visual artists Carolina Araneda and Francesca Carella, and interdisciplinary artist Mariana Muñoz.
2017 saw the departure of Praba Pilar and Ilse Torres, but in 2019, new members Beatriz Barahona (visual art), Luzy Pavez (visual art) and Gabriala Garcia (dancer) joined the group.
We acknowledge the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts in facilitating the creation of Mujer Artista.