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Luz María Sánchez


LUZ MARÍA SÁNCHEZ is a transdisciplinary artist, writer, and scholar. She holds a Doctorate in Art from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Her books include Sonar. Navigation/Exploration of Sound in the XX Century Contemporary Art Practices (Spanish. UAM: 2018); Electronic Samuel Beckett: Cochlear Samuel Beckett, (Spanish. UAM: 2016), The Technological Epiphanies of Samuel Beckett: Machines of Inscription and Audiovisual Manipulation (Bilingual. Fonca/Futura: 2016). She coordinated the publication Forms of resistance: seven experiences of listening and protest in artistic practices (Spanish. UAM 2020.); and has published several chapters for books and journals published in the UK, Australia, United States and Mexico.

Sánchez’s work operates in the political sphere with themes like the Mexican Diaspora, violence in the Americas, and the failure of the Nation-State. Sánchez has worked with the curators José Manuel Berenguer, Amada Cruz, Amanda de la Garza, Cheryl Haines, Yuko Hasegawa, José Iges, Ryszard Kluszczynski, Leslie Moody-Castro, Manuel Rocha Iturbide, and Morten Søndergaard/Peter Weibel. Her artworks have been included in galleries and museums in Europe and the Americas.

Sánchez received two consecutive Honorary Mentions from Prix Ars Electronica (Austria) in 2021 and 2020. Sánchez is member of the National System of Art Creators (2020-2023) and is National Researcher level 1 (Investigador Nacional) at Mexico’s National System of Research (CONACYT). In 2014 she received the First Prize Award for the inaugural Biennial de las Fronteras. In 2015 she was awarded the Climate Change Artist Commission by the Land Heritage Institute (Texas).

She has been Art Resident at The School of the Art Institute Chicago (2021) at the International artist-in-residence at Artpace San Antonio (2006) and Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid (2001). Sánchez has been visiting professor at the European Master Art Media Cultures at the University of Lodź, Poland (2021) and at Aalborg University, Denmark (2018). She has been invited to present her practice at the University of the Arts London UAL, England (2020), at the University of Barcelona (2019, 2021), and at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (2017).



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