About Cristina Maldonado

Cristina Maldonado (homepage) is a Mexican artist whose background in body movement lends a unique approach to her visual and conceptual experiments with video, sound, collage and performance, giving a palpable tactility that not only invokes the audience sensually, but also leads us to the realm of comfort and beyond.

Her work unifies experimental theater, dance, participatory art, new and old media. Cristina’s themes are focused on body, communication and intimacy. She creates different experiential frames such as sound installations, phone-call performances, videos and objects, all of them connected with live action.
Since 2000 she has been directing and creating performances alone and in collaboration with artists from different disciplines and nationalities and presented her work in Eastern Europe, New York and Montreal.

Since 2003 she has been directing various art and theater projects in Czech Republic such as Experiment in Terror,  DOX Centre for Contemporary Art (2011), Theorem of Wanting, Roxy/NoD (2009), Fact,  Festival 4+4 days in motion (2004), Study on Fact and Fragility, PQ (2010), Audio-witness, Honestly Old, MeetFactory (2010),  Melodrama Mexicano, Transteatral Festival (2010)

She has laso presented her work in Museum of Contemporary Art Ex Teresa Arte Actual (MEX), Mail Art Hyperallergic Gallery New York,  EstacionArte Mexican Contemporary Art Encounter, International festival of Performance Performagia (MEX), Mediations Contemporary Art Biennial (POL), Theater Osmego Dnia (POL) among other events and festivals and has been supported by the main cultural institutions in México such as Foreign Affairs Secretariat, National Foundation for Culture and Arts, National Institute of Fine Arts.



Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space:

2011 Selected work -Study on Fact and Fragility- by the Mexican Commission.

National Institute of Fine Arts:

2010- Prize grant -Art and Pedagogue Research. Publication of Manual on Methodology of Body Communication.

Grants from the National Foundation for Culture and Arts (FONCA) Mexico:

2012-2014 Stage Director

2008-2009 Stage Director

2003-2004 Choreographer

1999-2000 Modern Dance Performer


Meet Factory Gallery. Czech Republic. 2010

STANICA Art Center. Slovakia. 2009

Museum of Contemporary Art MAC8. Agsc. México 2007

CESTA Art Center. Czech Republic. 2004