Cristina Maldonado works at the intersection of mixed reality, participatory and relational art, expanded and live cinema, site-specific, performance, and experimental theatre.
She teaches, mentors, directs, and nurses collaborations using devised theatre methodologies and a pos-dramatic approach. In the ’90s Cristina was a contemporary dance performer and lecturer, then expanded choreography into video-dance and performative installations in the 2000s.
For the last two decades, she has been researching the implications of mediation, manipulation of perception, embodiment, and strangership. Recently she is working on performative writing and interdisciplinary projects to research how performance can be used as a tool for activating collective knowledge.
She has performed in Mexico, U.S.A., Denmark, Belgium, Poland, Finland, Portugal, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Armenia, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Russia, Lithuania, and Vienna. In 2020 Cristina was selected to enter the SNCA (National System of Art Creators Mexico) and to be an associate artist of In-Situ European Platform for Artistic Creations in Public Space.
Currently, she is a lecturer and mentor in the Master’s program of Directing Devised and Object Theater in the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (KALD/DAMU) and in the Bachelor program of Fine Arts in the School of Arts and Design of Prague College.