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Idea | Concept | Maricruz Peñaloza

Maricruz Peñaloza was born and raised in Mexico. She lives and works in Zurich. She studied political science in Mexico City and fine arts in Zurich. She is an artist and curator for performance festivals and events. She has participated in numerous exhibitions and performance festivals at both national and international level. She has also curated, organised and co-organised a large number of performance and art events in Switzerland and abroad.

 Not only because she has a close connection to the park, she wants to use this public space as a platform for acting and communicating, but also because she deals with the cultural-political question of acting in public space. ‚Experiencing‘ the public space through performance art means an interaction, an exchange of experiences and access to this art discipline. The public space goes far beyond aesthetics, it is a political space that gives a sense of identity and belonging to its people and means an urban culture. What is public space? 

She has been a member of the PANCH-Performance Art Network CH since its foundation and since this year she is also a member of the board.  


„Political questions are far too serious to be left to the politicians.“  Hannah Arendt



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