Maria Rojas Arias

Visual artist and filmmaker, graduated from the KASK School of Arts in Ghent, Belgium. Her artistic work is developed in the audiovisual and installation fields with the moving image. She works with official and unofficial archival materials, seeking to articulate in an expanded way the relationships with specific events of the past that have constituted national discourses, war politics, founding and colonization of spaces, among others.

She received the Next Generation Award from the Prince Claus Foundation of the Netherlands for her audiovisual work related to the memory of the first guerrilla war in Latin America. Her short film Abrir Monte (2021), was presented at multiple festivals and won multiple awards.

She is co-director of La Vulcanizadora, a creative laboratory in Film, Visual Arts and Expanded Theatre in Bogotá.

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