MARIA LINARES visual artist

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Visual artist. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, María Linares lives and works in Berlin.
Fields of work are public art and participatory art practices. Her main interests are interpersonal relations; in her own art pieces as well as in the projects she herself organizes and curates.

Linares is less concerned with the person who attends an exhibition of their own volition, but rather with those individuals she can take by surprise in the public sphere. Her projects are conceived and performed according to the premise of concrete collaboration with the ordinary citizen and citizens themselves - they work in terms of the shared exchange and active participation of exhibition visitors and passers-by.

As founding member of the artists collective "daily services", Linares pursues the aim of creating situations in which the aesthetic value of everyday experienced is accentuated in order to invite reflection on the causal social and economic nexus of contemporary consumer society.

Together with Stefan Krüskemper and Kerstin Polzin Linares initiated the Citizen Art Days in Berlin.

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Bildende Künstlerin. Geboren in Bogotá, Kolumbien.
Arbeitsfelder sind Kunst im öffentlichen Raum und partizipatorische Kunstaktionen.

María Linares interessiert sich für Zwischen­menschliches, sowohl in der eigenen Kunst­produktion wie auch in den Projekten, die sie organisiert und kuratiert. Ihr geht es nicht nur um die Menschen, die freiwillig in Ausstellungen gehen, sondern auch besonders um solche, die sie im Stadtraum überraschen kann. Die Projekte vollziehen sich in der konkreten Zusammenarbeit mit ihnen, d.h. in dem Austausch und in der aktiven Teilnahme von Ausstellungsbesuchern, Raumnutzern oder Passanten.

Als Gründungsmitglied des Künstlerkollektives "daily services" verfolgt Linares die Zielsetzung, Situationen zu schaffen, die den ästhetischen Wert der bloß alltäglichen Erfahrungen hervorheben und dadurch die Teilnehmer einladen, über die sozialen und ökonomischen Fragen der gegenwärtigen Konsumgesellschaft nachzudenken.

Zusammen mit Stefan Krüskemper und Kerstin Polzin ist Linares Mitinitatorin der Citizen Art Days in Berlin.

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Artista visual. Nacida en Bogotá, Colombia, María Linares vive y trabaja en Berlín.
Sus principales áreas de trabajo son arte público y participación. Su mayor interés son las relaciones interpersonales, tanto en su obra como en los proyectos curatoriales y organizatorios.

La atención de María Linares se centra no tanto en las personas que visitan una exposición voluntariamente como en aquellos a quienes puede sorprender en el espacio público. Sus proyectos se conciben y realizan con base en una colaboración concreta con los ciudadanos y de los ciudadanos entre sí, es decir en el intercambio y la participación activa de los visitantes de exposiciones, usuarios del espacio de acción y transeúntes.

Como miembro fundador del colectivo de artistas "daily services", Linares pretende crear situaciones que resalten el valor estético de las experiencias meramente cotidianas para invitar a los participantes a reflexionar sobre cuestiones sociales y económicas de la actual sociedad de consumo.

Junto con Stefan Krüskemper y Kerstin Polzin Linares es co-iniciadora de los Citizen Art Days en Berlin. .

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  • Conflicto / Encuentro

    An artistic action by »Parallele Welten« at the Goethe Institut Bogotá

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  • Citizen Art Days

    A project by »Parallele Welten« on cooperative art strategies and participation.

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  • HIRSCH ROT

    Red wall / LED Ticker installation for the sports center "Julius Hirsch" in Berlin Charlottenburg

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  • SCHWARZARBEITER

    The Angola's native Sebastiaõ delivering food as an illicit worker.

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  • VIDEO PORTRAITS

    Video clips representing collected stereotypes

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  • daily refreshments

    A project by daily services – refreshment's enjoyment and fragmentary readings

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  • City tour – the sustainable and creative city of Berlin

    Imaginative city tour through Berlin in Bogotá

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  • Memoria Cooperativa

    The Citizen Art Days at Centro de Memoria, Paz y Reconciliación in Bogotá

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  • bye bye Berlin

    Growing nationalism has pushed our migrant population to the edge...
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  • CAD in Bangalore

    The Citizen Art Days in Bangalore, at the Rangoli Metro Art Center with the Srishti School of Art

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  • CAD Spot

    Within the 12th Federal Congress of Political Education, Berlin Alexanderplatz.

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  • daily letters

    Scribers' service in the public space. When did you last write a letter?

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  • CAD 2012

    Cooperative Art Strategies and Participation Potentials in the Public Space.

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  • SUFFERING

    Ongoing video project. Interviews with victims of violence.

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  • daily deluxe

    Services from the neighbourhood at the daily deluxe supplier in the public space

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  • GOALKEEPER EXCHANGE

    The goalkeeper of team A plays for Team B and vice versa.

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  • STEREOTYPES

    People wearing T-Shirts printed with negative stereotypes.

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  • daily shoeshine service

    Shoeshine action performed in public spaces. The shoes are photographed before and after the service.

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  • urban memories

    Exhibition on neighbours remembrances celebrating the 650th anniversary of Neukölln.

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  • CONNECT 2

    White room with net hammocks in different colours.

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  • SPEAKING TERMS

    selling action offering cookies marked with Puertorican "Spanglish" words.

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  • daily artist

    online shop for 'daily artist' labeled t-shirts in different designs (by daily services).

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  • daily test

    Artistic street selling action which promotes the exchange of popular culture among residents of a neighborhood.

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  • 19 FREIHEITEN

    Video installation about the 19 articles on fundamental rights of the German constitution.

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  • daily bags

    Artistic, goods packing and image exchange action presented in supermarkets in various cities.

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  • NATurBAN

    Exhibition on the complex relationship between nature and city.

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  • DREAMING

    a series of lectures about political utopias and the dream of a society based in freedom and equality.

  • daily routes

    Survey action and CD-ROM presenting a map of citizen's favorite places in Berlin.

  • SMUGGLING

    A project about drug mules.

  • daily coffee

    Action with observation posts in the table with the best view in various cafés around Bogotá.

  • daily bread

    Each person who gets half a loaf is photographed and can receive a picture via the internet of the person who got the other half.

  • DRAWING

    Ongoing project consisting of a series of photographies with images of air planes drawing in the sky.

  • INTERVIEW TRILOGY

    Video project consisting of three interviews with a retiree, the Karaoke-Monster and an ebay "PowerSeller".
  • SEARCHING

    Data base of terms that does not bring any results in search engines (before they were entered in SEARCHING!).

  • I CHING CONSULTING

    Artistic action inviting visitors to consult the famous Chinese oracle for free.

  • SHARING

    Artistic action offering solar protection to passers-by with double-body umbrellas.

  • daily journeys

    daily services offers passers-by the opportunity to ride around the city in an unconventional rickshaw.

  • MISSING

    a video which follows up the condition of living in exile.

  • SCARF WEARING

    Artistic action inviting passers-by to wear a blue scarf distributed by a blade promotions team (not realised yet).
  • daily questions

    daily services invites passers-by to answer questions about topics of daily life.