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María Angélica Madero

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Maria is an artist, curator, and translator who has exhibited in numerous cities including Los Angeles, London, and Vienna.

She has an MA in Art (Sculpture) from the Slade School of Fine Art, a further MA in Philosophy and Critical Theory from Kingston and is currently doing a Phd in Philosophy and Art from EGS Switzerland.

I joined LIS because...

"I believe in a new radical education. After many years of directing an art school I think we need an education where thinking is visual, as much as textual and numerical; that goes beyond categories, linear thinking and disciplinary narrowness; where students can ask their own questions; and where the faculty of imagination is at play. This will lead us to a future where questions about the world are only the start, not the end."

"Working with people is really important and that's why I teach. I think the class is that space of coexistence and co-creation"

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Maria holds a BA in Art from Los Andes University in Bogota. She also holds two MAs in Art (Sculpture) and Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory, from the Slade School of Fine Art and Kingston University Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy. 

She has worked as an independent photographer and translator, and has taught at Escuela de Artes y Letras and the University of Los Andes. From 2015, Maria was head of the Visual Arts programme at El Bosque University (UEB), Bogota. 

Maria has exhibited all over the world, in cities including London, Edinburgh, Seoul, Mexico City, Santiago de Cali, Bogota, Barranquilla, Madrid, Los Angeles, Oslo, and Berlin.

You can take a look at Maria’s website here.

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