QUITO - 1968
Ecuadorian artist and activist, working with photo, video, sound and public interventions. She did her studies in Ecuador, Cuba and Sweden.
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. Member of Rete G2, seconde generazioni di immigranti, Italy. Has attended various workshops on social and urban interventions with Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Cittadellarte Foundation, and is presently a member of Aequatorlab collective. Jijon has also taken part in a series of filmmaking projects regarding foreign communities in Italy and Ecuador.
Member of the research team of FLACSO (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales _ Ecuador) on youth street organizations, were she coordinates video and documentary production for CETOJ project.
Her work has beenIndividual and group international exhibitions: 10th Cuenca Biennale, October 2010; 10th Havana Biennale, March 2009; Archivo Sur, Futura Cultural Center, Prague, 2008, XI Freewaves Festival L.A, 2008; Loop Festival Barcelona, 2008, Salón Mariano Aguilera 2007, Quito, SIART Bienal, Bolivia, 2007; Art Bus, Arco Madrid, 2007; III IDB Video Art Biennale, Washington, USA, 2006; Prague Biennale 2, 2005; I Trienal Poligrafica de San Juan, Puerto Rico 2004 ; III Bienal Iberoamericana de Arte, Lima 2003; fotoGrafia I & 2 Festival di Fotografia di Roma 2003 & 2004; Mujeres en la Plástica Ecuatoriana Casa de América, Madrid 2001; Mis Mujeres Galería Arte X Arte, Buenos Aires 2000 Encuentros Abiertos de Fotografia; Art Wired International Fotofest 2000, Houston,T.X.; Contemporary Ecuadorian Photography, The Camera Club of New York, 1999 and VI & VIII Bienal de Pintura de Cuenca, Ecuador, 1998 and 2004.
Among her outstanding video productions: LK 360, Latin Kings transformation path, 2010, La Polverera (10th Freewaves Festival L.A. NY Independent Film Festival), Tudo (III IDB Video Art Biennale, Washington D.C.), and G2 (recently awarded with Moustafa Sohuir Prize in Italy) , Forte e Chiaro (Loud and Clear) a video on second-generation migrants .