Originally from Argentina, I traveled through Europe and started my Art Degree in the UK 4 years ago. I seek to engage with people’s imaginations in the struggle for social change. I am involved in community theatre projects, developing my skills and my understanding of the influence of drama in the community.
In my practice, using clay as the main material with the idea of fusing the boundaries of craft and performance, I emphasize the engagement of the audience with the intention of closing the gap between art and communities in response to community projects I have been involved in; amplifying individual voices and stories which communicate cultural diversity. I explore and apply actual ideas of cultural identity and social changes. My personal interest is ‘to cross disciplines’ in craft and the usefulness of art in society. My job is not only entreating but to explore ideas, to educate and to inspire, and through all these things to help people.
Skills and abilities
- Ability to work in a team and on my own initiative
- Experienced in working with adults and children from different backgrounds
- Worked closely with students whom have recognised learning and behaviour difficulties
- Organisational, time-keeping, planning and prioritising
- Thinking creatively
Education and Training
2010 – Evaluating youth Arts Projects Arts-Plan, Devon
2010 – NCFE L2 in Performance Skills (QCF) Circo Kernow, Falmouth
2009 -11 BA (Hons) Applied Arts Plymouth College of Art
2007 – 2009 FdA Applied Arts Plymouth College of Art
2006 NVQ L2 Teaching Assistant City College Plymouth
2005 Digital Photography Plymouth College of Art
- R+R, Restrictions + Revelations, 04.01.09, the Rag Factory, London
- Funky Llama, Exhibition/Performance, 04.10, Drum Theatre Royal, Plymouth
- Tea Party Event, Exchange community Project, 23.04.10, Plymouth Art Centre
- Ghana Week, 06.07.10, Plymouth University, http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/news/Link-Ghana-city-celebrated/article-2416219-detail/article.html
- “Expectations”, 01.10.10, westcroft Gallery, Cornwall.
- “Art2Go” and Fireworks, 26.11.10, Royal Williams Yard, Plymouth.
Autism Project at Plymouth Theatre Royal, August 2010
Work as a Visual Artist practitioner assisting the artist Maggi Squire in planning and developing the workshops.
Plymouth-Ghana Community Global X-Change and its managing partners: the British Council, Voluntary Services Overseas Feb to May – 2010
Work with young people to experience a cross-cultural, professional development programme. Planning and preparation of work shadowing for three weeks in Bolgatanga, Ghana and in Plymouth, increased social cohesion and collaboration between organisations and individuals network.
Visual Artist practitioner at Plymouth Theatre Royal, Dec 09 to April 10
Involved in the design workshop engaging with young people in the making in the props department of the Theatre and in The Funky Llama group, working towards a performance with a ceramic exhibition in the Drum Theatre; a cabaret club run by people with learning disabilities. I am involved in the planning, preparation and delivery of creative visual arts workshops.
Material Evidence workshop with Amy Houghton, Mach – April 2009
As a student, I facilitated a dancer visit workshops and sound recordings to focus for experimentation and discussion of particular issues surrounding staging, performance and ideas around material evidence and indexicality.
Assistant Practitioner at Plymouth Theatre Royal, Dec 2006 to Sep 2010
As Assistant Practitioner I have been working in a Young People’s Company (children under 14), as well for Dare 2B Different, a Community Project with Refugees and Asylum seekers helping to run the drama sessions. http://www.theatreroyal.com/prod-productions_details.asp?pid=1637
Complaints Choir of Plymouth, January – 2010
A community project which took part in the exhibition of The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow, where we sung our personal and collective complaints.
“70 x 7 The Meal” Art project by Lucy Orta, October – 2009
A participation which examines the social bonds within communities and the relationships between individuals and their environments.
“Making Future” Conference, September – 2009
Involvement in a contemporary crafts reunion to increase an understanding practiced in relation to significant and new emerging agendas relating to global environmental and sustainability issues. http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk/index.php?page=Conference-Home&pag_id=2
Antony Gormley, One & Other Project, August – 2009
I occupied the empty Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in London for an hour to perform a poem written by women refugee group, about children in war and dressed with Egyptian and African costumes, expressing and celebrating cultural diversity. www.oneandother.co.uk
A sculpture commission for The Royal Navy, 2008-9
I worked in a team with glass and steal metal in a 6 m high sculpture representing the values of the Royal Navy: HMS Raleigh.
Part of a design team in an architectural Programme called Sorrel Foundation based in London, 2008-9
I worked in a team as consultants, where professional designers and architects mentored us and the pupils of Lipson Community College acted as clients commissioning a school design project in how to improve quality of life in schools through good designs
Translation for Plymouth City Council – Children Social Care, 2009
Teacher assistant for Hillside School as voluntary work, Sep 2006 to Jun 2007
Personal assistant, 2005 to Dec 2006