Cristina Maldonado (1974) is a Mexican artist whose background in dance lends a unique approach to her visual and conceptual experiments with video, sound, collage and performance. Her work unifies experimental theater, participatory art, new and old media. Her topics are body, communication and intimacy. She creates experiential frames connecting installation, video and live action.
She works alone or in collaboration with artists from different disciplines and has recently performed in Mexico, Portugal, Poland, Armenia, Cyprus, Germany, Russia and Czech Republic; and has been awarded varios grants to create her work and tour.
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 also 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 others.
Cristina participated in the project of HoME Theater in the URB Festival, Helsinki as a co-director, performer and visual artist.