Rossana Mercado Rojas (1982, Perú)
Artist, independent curator and cultural manager
• MFA in Curatorial practices from the Konstfack College
• BA in Painting from Pontifical Catholic University from Peru.
• IPAE Certificate in Business administration, Lima Peru
• Studies in Biology – Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University * Unfinished
Mercado is a new member of the feminist collective behind Galleri Majkens and her solo show HYSTERISKA HISTORISKA will be the first one in a series of temporary exhibitions the gallery produces as a newly formed collective. At ABF Stockholm´s gallery space on 29 Nov - 13 Dec, 2018
Last year, in December 2017 Rossana Mercado Rojas did an artist talk about combining motherhood with her art practice as a part of Galleri Majkens exhibition MOTHERS – The Personal is Political.
She has shown her work and/or managed several interdisciplinary art projects at venues in Perú, Sweden, Mexico and the US. Her work as curator and cultural manager led her to focus on the problematic and possibilities of public space. By 2012 she starts the women artists collective Hysterix that focus on activism through multidisciplinary interventions at public spaces. Since 2013, she is part of the cultural association PUNKU that investigates personal development and pedagogy through the arts in public spaces.
Mercado has been the administrator of the convergence house TierrActiva (COP20 and Cumbre de los Pueblos, 2014). She is co creator of the music festival at public spaces Malvinazo fest (2013).
Her main interests are public space, gender, empowerment and development through art pedagogy.
About Hysterix (Peru, 2012)
Hysterix is a women artist collective that focuses on activism through multidisciplinary interventions at public and private spaces. Hysterix holds transgression as main methodology and viscerality as core aesthetics.
We explore counter-rational ways to develop and perform collective work in order to question dichotomy and inequity of value of the rational, related to male, and emotional, related to female.
We embrace Hysteria.