I was born in an old, large house with high ceilings and eleven rooms in the city of Lima. There my parents lived with my seven brothers. The smell of the good seasoning of the dishes prepared by my mother and the smell of oil, water, terpentine are mixed in my memory. In one of the spaces my dad had his desk, his books, his materials and his easel: he was a painter and his subject was the portrait. With the still lifes that our father put together, my relationship with art began. My father read a lot and knew the history of art very well, his stories, his anecdotes were always fuelling my curiosity to see other worlds, relate to other cultures and see live the works of the great masters. That's how I came to Germany with the illusion of studying at an art school and visiting the great museums.
For two years I visited the Städelsches Art Institute in Frankfurt, Germany. In that city I met my husband, who continues to accompany me in this beautiful adventure and I brought my best creation to the world: Rainer and Silke, my children.
I returned to my studies at the National School of Fine Arts in Lima and I was fortunate to have as a teacher the artist Miguel Angel Cuadros who not only knew how to teach the different pictorial techniques but also knew how to transmit the principles that the artist must have before his work and his audience
My husband worked in development projects and for that reason I have been in different countries in Latin America, always having as a place of residence the city of Berlin. This experience has enriched me as a person and influenced my work.
At the University of the Arts in Berlin I did a master's degree. The study was aimed at cultural work with young people and children.
Feeling the nostalgia of living far from Peru and knowing the difficult situation that was lived in the era of terrorism, my first works were figurative with a strong social burden and denunciation.
The pre-Hispanic cultures were always my fascination and I have dedicated many works dealing with these issues, concrete case El Pallar (Lima Bean). An image that has an important presence in the iconography of pre-Hispanic cultures.
Without realizing, the human figure was disappearing from my canvas to make way for the space of the deserts. The desert occupies a considerable part of the Peruvian territory and was the cradle of important pre-Hispanic cultures; with this topic I have been working the last twenty years. The desert as infinite space, without deceptive routes or crossroads or bifurcations to choose from. There is only the possibility of moving forward.
Throughout my profession I have never lost my curiosity and feeling of risk, I have worked with different materials and creative means. Painting, collages, drawings, assemblages, objects, installations, photographs, and interventions in the public space.
In that sense, I continue to investigate today with the new digital media and the themes may be the same but the environment may have changed.
1993-1995 Master, University of the Arts, Berlin
1985-1986 Anatomic Drawing, Cristina Gálvez Studio, Professor Margarita Checa, Lima
1983-1987 Study of Painting and Drawing, National Arts School (Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes), Professor Miguel Angel Cuadros, Lima
1974-1976 Study of Painting and Drawing, Städelsches Kunstinstitut (National Arts School) in Frankfurt/Main
1972-1973 Curso de Pintura, Art Center, Professor Miguel Angel Cuadros, Lima
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION):
2019 VALE UN PALLAR
Museo de Sitio "Julio C. Tello" Paracas, Peru
2018 VALE UN PALLAR
Regional Museum of Ica, Peru
2018 ARTE AL PASO: THE INCREASING YELLOW LINES
Intervention into the public space
Sala Luis Miró Quesada Garland, Miraflores, Lima
Municipality of Miraflores, Lima
2018 THE INCREASING YELLOW LINES
Intervention into the public space, Festival Internacional de Cine y Migración, Sala Luis Miró Quesada Garland, Miraflores, Lima
2014 SECUESTRO VISUAL
Galería Cecilia Gonzales & Denise Dourojani, Lima
2013 EIFERSÜCHTIGE SEELEN
Galerie Schloss und Gut Liebenberg, Liebenberg, Brandenburg, Germany
2012 COLOR Y PAISAJE
Museo Pedro de Osma, Lima
2011 TO THE PEOPLE OF SANTO DOMINGO
Capilla de los Remedios, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2010 BLINKY PALERMO IN THE ANDES
Maria Reiche Hall of the Peruvian Embassy, Berlin
2009 ENTRE MUNDOS
Museo Zorrilla, Montevideo, Uruguay
2006 PALLARES / LIMA BEANS / Reinterpreting a Symbol
Galerie Schwartzsche Villa, Steglitz, Berlin
2004 III BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DEL ESTANDARTE / III INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF STANDARDS
2002 PALLARES / LIMA BEANS
Exhibition Hall, Corporate Express, Berlin
Galeria Trapecio, Lima
2000 PALLARES / PHASEOLUS LUNATUS / LIMA BEANS
Regional Museum of Ica, Ica, Peru
1999 PALLARES / PHASEOLUS LUNATUS / LIMA BEANS
Galeria Sol del Rio, Guatemala
1999 PALLARES / PHASEOLUS LUNATUS /
Centro Cultural Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima
1997 CERRO COLORADO
Centro Cultural de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima
Centro Cultural Peruano-Alemán, Arequipa