Teaching and
Social Practices
Resources and Archive

My art practice is my teaching and social practice. I work at the intersection of different fields of knowledge, weaving together visual arts, movement, critical pedagogy, performance, healing, social, and somatic practices. In this space, you can find the resources that I have created with and for my students, and for an extended community of artists, movement practitioners, social workers, and teachers.

Work Areas

I share my work through workshops, courses, and guided collective processes in the following areas:

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Methodologies for Creative/Generative Encounters

I have developed a series of methodologies—throughout my teaching and community-based work—that facilitate emerging generative encounters. I've been creating (never alone) these open methodologies as key elements of my pedagogical, art, and social practice. They are part of my investigation “Moving Towards The Other”. These methodologies are based on our bodies in relation to other bodies and the space. They intend to open up the multiple possibilities and forms that encounters can take.
I think about encounters as a practice. A practice that we have to cultivate, think critically, and expand every day. There are multiple ways to make richer the practice of coming together. The methodologies for creative encounters help to achieve a more generative way of encountering others, weaving new relationships and community.

Interventions in Public Space / Practices of Space and Place

Projects like “Errantes'' (see my portfolio) are producers of new spaces and places. With this project, I made multiple interventions in public space. I worked with groups of women from different social backgrounds and with traumatic memories in their bodies at the Central Cemetery of Bogota, San Victoriano Public Square, the main Bus Terminal of Bogota, and the Western Sahara refugee camps. “Errantes'' allowed me to understand multiple ways in which our bodies create and transform—through relationships, behaviors, and emotions—spaces and places. I have been investigating, specifically, the ways our bodies create new spaces through encounters. I’m also interested in how we ‘read’, listen or sense the environment.
How we relate and register in our bodies, the forces that constitute the places we inhabit—feelings such as fear, anxiety or on the contrary, sensations of expansion and fluidity. I have witnessed that an expanded awareness creates a place—transforming the ways we inhabit. A careful listening, for example, immediately creates a vivid sense of a place. By expanding our listening awareness it is possible that a new place emerges. As part of my practice, I have developed strategies to understand these multiple aspects of space and place in relation to our bodies, and others.

Relational Somatics

I have studied somatic practices for many years, applying this knowledge to the ways we relate to each other. Developing what I have called “Relational somatics”. Somatics' approach to the body has opened me to the possibility of exploring how we use our senses, posture, and movements to relate to each other. Listening-sensing not only to ourselves (first-person awareness in traditional somatic practices) but to others.
I have also extended somatic knowledge to the ways we relate to the environment and the space. I combine different somatic techniques such as the Feldenkrais Method, Klein, Alexander, and Body Mind Centering to create somatic strategies to move towards the other

Movement as a Healing Practice / Therapeutic Yoga

The work that I have done with diverse communities and my students at the university inspired a deep interest about healing processes through art. I have studied Dance/Movement Therapy and therapeutic yoga teaching, however I don’t consider myself a healer. I’m rather interested in collective ways of healing where there is not a central figure in the process, but a community need of listening and supporting each other.
I have learned important strategies to facilitate the process of collective healing. I could say that I’m an artist that helps to articulate collective needs. From my experience, these needs are often related to healing. This is why I have considered it important to expand my knowledge about healing, and to develop strategies to accompany those processes when needed.

Expanded and Performative Drawing

Almost all my projects are silently based on drawing. I‘m a drawer, but not in a traditional sense. I draw in space with my body in movement, I draw through huge elastic fabrics, I extend lines through encounters making drawings of solidarity and mutual commitment. The spine of my visual arts training was drawing, my father was an amazing drawer, also my brother.
I grew up drawing and dancing. Later in my life, I discovered that I could intertwine them together. The intersection of dance, movement and drawing have opened a rich area of study, teaching, and art making.

Online activities and other materials

Gramática del aislamiento

Gramática del Aislamiento (Gramatics of Isolation), is a notation system and a real space diagrammatic experiment. It was developed during the 2020 Covid-19 confinement period, as an extended invitation to explore our intimate spaces as diagrams. The notation will generate an abstract impulse in your body, follow the instructions on this site to start exploring.

Tiny manifestos

With Tiny Manifestos you'll be able to contribute in an endless collective thinking process. Follow the instructions on this site .

Conceptual/Somatic Games

The Conceptual/Somatic Games are a series of online interactive activities to be used on any mobile device to achieve awareness over different somatic ideas in an abstract-non explicit way. To play enter to this site.

Wicked Art Assigments

As part of the Wicked Art Assigments Research by The Amsterdam University for the Arts I was selected to participate and contribute in the book pulished by Valiz with one of the most rare assigments I have give to my students. You can follow the assigment in this site.

Espacio de dibujo
Online activities and other materials

Drawing Space (Espacio de Dibujo) is an open platform with materials and resources for expanded and performative drawing learning. Begin by entering to this site.