Sunday, March 11, 2007



Maria Rosa Jijon is an Ecuadorian artist and activist, working with photo, video, sound, and public interventions.

She did her studies in Ecuador, Cuba and Sweden. Since 2000 she has lived in Rome where she has also attended a Master Course on migration and cultural mediation at Roma Tre University.

Jijon’s work deals with the idea of being a foreigner and with human mobility in migratory contexts, hence it is based on mutual exchange and collaboration with grassroots groups and local migrant and human rights organizations.

Active member of Rete G2, - seconde generazioni di immigranti, Italy she has also taken part in a series of filmmaking projects regarding foreign communities in Italy.

She has attended various workshops on social and urban interventions with Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Cittadellarte Foundation, and is presently a member of El Puente collective. Is a member of the research team of FLACSO (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales _ Ecuador) on youth street organizations where she coordinates video and documentary production.

Jijon has participated in several individual and collective international exhibitions, and organized and coordinated the production of cultural and artistic events in Italy and abroad.

Among her outstanding video productions: La Polverera (10th Freewaves Festival L.A. NY Independen Film Festival), Tudo (III IDB Video Art Biennale, Washington D.C.), and G2 (awarded the Moustafa Sohuir Prize in Italy, 2006) , Forte e Chiaro (Loud and Clear) a video on second-generation migrants was selected by the Italian Ministry of Social Solidarity for its nationwide campaign on citizenship rights.

Roma – Quito April 2009

Thursday, March 8, 2007