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(b.1975, Mexico City) is a visual and performance artist who studied literature at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Now removed from public artmaking, she performed in the streets as well as in cultural spaces in Mexico. Villanueva modelled for public drawings while dialoguing on contemporary topics, using her body’s objectification as a means to bring attention to pressing social issues. Her oftentimes controversial performance projects, mostly done in collaboration with her partner Eduardo Flores (collective name, EDEMA) include: Orgullosamente UNAM, Department of Political and Social Sciences, UNAM, Mexico City (2001); Have you raped?, Caja Dos gallery, Mexico City (2000); Clase de dibujo libre, various locations, ongoing project of public drawing classes (since 2000); Sex Art, various locations, ongoing project of table dance interventions (since 2000); Ausencia, Ninth Performance Festival of Ex Teresa Arte Actual Actual  (2000); Todo se vale (strip-tease político), Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado aka "La Esmeralda", Mexico City (1999); and Rebellion Pose, an ongoing project of street interventions with Indonesian artist Iwan Wijono. Villanueva participated in several roundtables and conferences in art schools around Mexico City.

Tags: visual artist, performance artist, performance, body, collaborationEx Teresa Arte Actual ActualLa Esmeralda, Mexico City, urban intervention, social