Cristina Maldonado is a Mexican artist whose background in body movement lends a unique approach to her visual and conceptual experiments with video, sound, collage and performance.
Her work unifies experimental theatre, dance, participatory art, and old and new media. Her topics are the body, communication and intimacy. She creates experiential frames connecting installation, video and live action.
She works alone or in collaboration with artists from different disciplines, and has recently performed in Mexico, Portugal, Poland, Armenia, Cyprus, Germany, Russia and the Czech Republic.
Since 2003 she has been directing various art and theatre projects in the Czech Republic including 'Experiment in Terror' (DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2011); 'Theorem of Wanting' (Roxy/NoD, 2009); 'Fact' (Festival 4+4 days in motion, 2004); 'Study on Fact and Fragility' (PQ, 2010); 'Audio-witness: Honestly Old' (MeetFactory, 2010); and 'Melodrama Mexicano' (Transteatral Festival, 2010)
Cristina has also presented her work in the Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico; the Mail Art Hyperallergic Gallery, New York; EstacionArte Mexican Contemporary Art Encounter, International Festival of Performance Performagia, Mexico; Mediations Contemporary Art Biennial, Poland; and Theater Osmego Dnia, Poland.
from the National Foundation for Culture and Arts (FONCA) Mexico:
2013 Rutas Escénicas. European Tour
2012-2014 Stage Director
2008-2009 Stage Director
1999-2000 Modern Dance Performer
2014 YO-YO Kravín Rural Arts, Hranice u Malče, Vysočina, Czech Republic.
2014 AGOSTO Foundation. Interdisciplinary Community. Tabor. Czech Republic.
2013 MITOS Center for Performing Art Limassol, Cyprus.
2013 AKOS ORG Art Residencies. Yerevan, Armenia.
2013 ATELIER REAL/ AND_LAB. Standing residency. Lisbon, Portugal.
2013 ALFRED VE DVORE Theatre Residency. Prague, Czech Republic.
2010 Meet Factory Gallery. Czech Republic.
2009 STANICA Arts Centre. Slovakia.
2007 Museum of Contemporary Art MAC8. Aguascalientes, México.
2004 CESTA Arts Centre. Czech Republic.
Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space:
2011 Selected work - Study on Fact and Fragility - by the Mexican Commission.
National Institute of Fine Arts:
2010 Prize grant - Art and Pedagogic Research. Publication of Manual on Methodology of Body Communication.