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Maricel Alvarez

Maricel Alvarez is a theater and film actor, theatre director, choreographer, curator and educator. Her practice is developed at the intersection of theater, performance, dance and visual arts, blurring the boundaries where the body, as an artistic and critical device, may reveal itself. This essentially interdisciplinary approach is reflected in her artistic and academic background, she studied Literature at Universidad de Buenos Aires and trained with renowned theater and contemporary dance masters in Argentina and abroad. Since 1999 she has worked in close artistic collaboration with playwright, visual artist and director Emilio García Wehbi. She has also worked with El Periférico de Objetos, Alejandro González Iñárritu (Biutiful, Sélection officielle Festival d’ Cannes), Sophie Calle (Prenez soin de vous), Santiago Loza, William Kentridge (Enough and More Than Enough), Nicolás Prividera, Edgardo Cozarinsky, Alejandro Tantanian, Martín Churba, Nora Lezano, Diana Szeinblum and Ana Katz, among others. Her works and creations have been featured in some of the most prestigious theaters, galleries, museums and festivals of Argentina and abroad, such as Teatro Colón’s Centro de Experimentación, at the Centro de Expresiones Contemporáneas of the Teatro Argentino de La Plata, at Teatro General San Martín, Konzert Theater Bern (Switzerland), Berliner Festspiele (Germany), Akademie der Künste Berlin (Germany), Teatro El Galeón (INBA) in Mexico City, Museo Universitario del Chopo (CDMX), The Center for the Less Good Idea (South Africa), Espacio de Arte at Fundación OSDE, Centro Cultural Kirchner, Museo Palacio Dionisi, BIENALSUR, and in film festivals such as Cannes (France), Sundance (USA), Morelia (Mexico) and Toronto (Canada), among others. She has lectured at Freies Universität (Berlin), Ludwig Maximilian Universität (Munich), Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland), Centro Nacional de las Artes (Guanajuato), Theatertreffen-Internationales Forum (Berlin). From 2015 to 2019, she served as a faculty member at the Theatre and Performance Art Master Program of the Universidad Nacional de las Artes (UNA) and as curator of Argentina’s Bienal de Performance (BP).