|BMI, Performance Art Conference, Berlin 2005|
Elvira Santamaría was born (1967) in Mexico. Since 1991 she has showed her work in public spaces, museums, galleries and theatres of Mexico, Canada, USA and cities Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Australia, etc. At the moment, she continuous developing her artwork, giving workshops, talks and organizing performance art events in Mexico and other countries.
Her works are a personal search by means of many forms of action art (chamber performance, public interventions, process installation etc). Nowadays she is realizing urban actions and interventions, process art and In-situ installations.
For her, action Art is an existential practise of self-knowledge. Its poetic postulates the self-creation through the acts. The symbolic act creates important reference points in the evolution of the consciousness of the artist, but the not symbolic one is the true dimension of the present.