ANDREA FERREYRA

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(1970, Montevideo, Uruguay) is an artist, researcher, and teacher. She received a Bachelors in Visual Arts from Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas and a Masters in Visual Arts from Polytechnic University of Valencia. She has participated in various collectives and performances since the 1990s in diverse spaces in Mexico City, and in cities such as Phoenix, Nantes, Tijuana, New York, San Francisco, Frankfurt, Madrid, Montevideo, and Toronto. Ferreyra currently acts as the director of Melancólicos Anónimos under her alter ego Anne di Ricart, a project that works to split memory and passion through the use of heteronyms. She has collaborated on essays and is an author and coordinator for the publication La boîte de J. J. Gurrola, edited by Vanilla Planifolia; Publicaciones y Fomento Editorial de la UNAM, Difusión Cultural UNAM Teatro, UAM y Fundación Colección Jumex (2014). Since 2010, Ferreyra teaches at the Escuela Nacional de Escultura Pintura y Grabado, known as “La Esmeralda,” and was a teacher of diverse subjects at the Universidad Iberoamericana from 2004-2012 and 2014-2016. She was the grant holder of the program Jóvenes Creadores, CONCULTA-FONCA for postgraduate studies in the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain (2000-2003).

Tags: visual artist, performance artist, writer, professor, Mexico City