Cecilia Collantes (Lima, 1982) is a multidisciplinary artist.
Her work focuses in reflecting the portrait of today's individual, wondering about the impact of heritage and ancient cultures in todays society.
Thus, she observes and portrays individuals of the metropolis, like New York or Bangkok, while imagining the life of ancient peoples, searching for an essence outside of time, and the pursuit to balance the spiritual and the physical realms.
Her performance work often refers to ceremonial practices linked to memories of her home country in Perú, archaeology, ambivalence, assumption and reinterpretation of evidences of the past for the reconstruction history.
She received her training in Fine Arts and Contemporary Dance in Peru, Germany and Indonesia, at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, University of the Arts (UdK) Berlin and the Traditional Arts Institute of Surakarta in Indonesia.
Her painting and performance work has been shown in Cecilia Gonzales Gallery in Lima, Biasa Art Space in Jakarta, The Tempelhof Theater Festival in Berlin, the Hagen Museum in Germany, among others.
She has been awarded residencies including the Eileen Kaminsky Residency Program at Mana Contemporary in the United States, Residencias Artísticas por Intercambio in Mexico, the Thaillywood Artist Residency in Thailand, as well as the Darmasiwa Scholarship in Indonesia.
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