photo: Paloma Lounice
Iliana Olalde is a Mexican feminist, artist, performer, choreographer and art-educator, working in formats of live arts, visual arts, essay and artistic research. She graduated in Contemporary Dance from the National Institute of Fine Arts, as well as in Communication Sciences from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UNAM, and holds an International Diploma in Art and Gender by UNAM. Through the body, her practice investigates and addresses questions about gender, representation, landscape and feminist pedagogy, exploring stillness and the subtle as spaces of power.
Her individual and collective work has been shown in Mexico, the United States, Cuba, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Germany, Iceland and the United Kingdom, in venues such as the Judson Memorial Church in NYC as a guest artist of Movement Research. She has received the Interdisciplinary Scenic Creation Award 2018 and the Original Movement Award 2017, and has been supported by the Prince Claus Fund (international mobility 2018) and by the Laboratory of Cultural Initiatives UNAM (2019), among others.
She is co-founder and member of Sociedad del Paisaje (2019-present) along with the Mexican artists Fermín Martínez and Sendic Vázquez, a collaborative project of research, experimentation and artistic production that crosses performance and art sound practices within the relationship body-landscape-noise.
She has collaborated with several artists and projects, such as MOC Platform, a project that she co-directed along with Patrick Trigoso and with whom she received the Contemporary Scenic Creation Award as performer of Tesitura de la Carne. Besides, she has worked with artists such as Benoît Lachambre and Sophie Corriveau in the durational performance / live installation Fluid Grounds (Museo Universitario del Chopo, 2019).
Currently, she carries out Poner el cuerpo o el futuro ya es feminista, a long-term project that brings together performance practices, live arts, visual arts and community.