maría roja
visual artist and performer

(Lugo, Galicia – Spain, 1982. Currently lives and works in Galicia)
María Roja holds a BA in Fine Arts by the University of Vigo, a BA in Performing Arts by the ESAD of Galicia and a MA in Performing Arts by the University of Vigo.
In her interdisciplinary art practice, she likes to explore the plastic and visual arts, performance art, creative performance and dance.
With an interest in the exploration of the body as both a container of the intimate sphere and a social and political architecture while emphasizing its appropriation processes and the incorporation and transmission of intangible knowledge, as well as its leverage as an element of subversion and resistance.
She has participated in multiple national and international exhibitions and festivals in galleries, museums, theaters and other alternative cultural spaces. She is co-founder of the action art collectives áIntemperie, Ohn and Blanco&Roja, and is currently a member of the Corpo Colectivo Transfronteirizo Límites and Bemtevi collectives.
She is a recurrent actress on stage and in Galician television fiction. In creative performance, she has worked in post-dramatic language performing arts companies and participated in experimental audiovisual productions amongst other projects. She has also received three María Casares awards for Best Actress.
She currently combines her research work as a PhD candidate in Artistic Creation and Research in Contemporary Art at University of Vigo with her creative work in the fields of visual and performing arts.