Artist: Lia Krucken (Brasil)

Lia Krucken (1973, Salvador, Brazil) is an interdisciplinary artist who works with visual arts, artistic activism and social design. Her work focuses on migration, art in displacement (and displacement in art) and Afro-Brazilian art. She has collaborated with cultural and research institutions since 1990, organizing workshops with citizens, students and artists in Brazil, Portugal, Germany and Italy. As an educator, her focus is on art and design for change in urban contexts. Currently, she is a visiting professor at the Federal University of Bahia and a researcher at the Arts College of Coimbra University. She participates in CABRA (www.cabras.org) and in the International Network of Refuge Cities, which receives artists and writers at risk. Lia Krucken is part of Ancestral Colectivo Sphinx, which has diversity as its main value and promotes residences and collaborative works. Live and work in Berlin and Salvador. Awards, residences and exhibitions: Coimbra Plastic Arts Circle (Portugal, 2019); Joya: AiR (resident artist, Spain, 2018); Centro Agora de Prácticas Contemporáneas (Berlin, 2018); XX International Biennial of the Arts of Cerveira (Portugal, 2018); OÁ Gallery (Brazil, 2018); The tree diary (University of Coimbra, Portugal, 2018); Creative Europe Program (Italy, 2015); DAAD (Germany, 2014); trilogy The spirit of the place, Intangible Geography and Reading of the Center (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2013, 2014); Round table, homage to Beuys during La Biennale di Venezia (Italy, 2007).

Collaborator: María Linares

María Linares (Bogotá, Colombia) is a visual artist. Studies of Fine Arts and Philosophy in Bogotá. Postgraduate Art and Public Space at the Academy of Fine Arts of Nürnberg and Art in Context at the University of the Arts in Berlin. Currently PhD studies at the Bauhaus University of Weimar. Her main areas of work are public art and participation. Her greatest interest is in interpersonal relationships, both in his work and in curatorial and organizational projects.

The attention of María Linares is focused not so much on the people who visit an exhibition voluntarily as on those to whom it can surprise in the public space. María Linares is a founding member of Citizen Art Days and of the artist collective “daily services”. Between 2014 and 2016 she was a member of the board of directors of the artists’ association of Berlin, where she promoted among others a new correct gender name for the association. Since 2015 she is a member of the BAK (Beratungsausschuss Kunst) who advises the Berlin Senate on public art as a substitute representative of the DKB (Deutscher Künstler Bund) and the commission for public art in Berlin-Steglitz. Since 2017 she is a member of the commission for public art of Tempelhof-Schöneberg.

Artists in conversation with cultural agents

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Jeferson Andrade (BR)
and Elena Agudio

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Alexandra Bisbicus (CO)
and Valeria Fahrenkrog

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Andressa Cantergiani (BR)
and Ana María Millán

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Pêdra Costa (BR)
and Wilma Lukatsch

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Manuela Eichner (BR)
and Júlia Gutiérrez Peris

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Manuela García Aldana (CO)
and Vanina Saracino

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Lia Krucken (BR)
and María Linares

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Moana Mayal (BR) and
Cristina Moreno García

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Júlia Mensch (AR) and
Teobaldo Lagos Preller

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Alberto Morreo (VE)
and Paz Guevara

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Rafucko (BR) and
Júlia Frate Bolliger

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Melanie Rivera Flores (PR)
and Caique Tizzi

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