Interview with Maria Rosa Jijòn | Padiglione America Latina – IILA, 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.
Ecuadorian artist and activist, working with photo, video, sound and public interventions. She did her studies in Ecuador, Cuba and Sweden.
Jijon’s work deals with the idea of being a foreigner and with human mobility in migratory contexts; hence it is based on mutual exchange and collaboration with grassroots groups and local migrant and human rights organizations. Member of Rete G2, seconde generazioni di immigranti, Italy. Has attended various workshops on social and urban interventions with Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Cittadellarte Foundation, and is presently a member of Aequatorlab collective. Jijon has also taken part in a series of filmmaking projects regarding foreign communities in Italy and Ecuador.
Member of the research team of FLACSO (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales _ Ecuador) on youth street organizations, were she coordinates video and documentary production for CETOJ project. http://rosajijon.blogspot.com/