MAQUE PEREYRA

ARTIST STATEMENT

“In my work I deal with personal material as means for engaging with a wider understanding and production of practice, knowledge and theory in order to connect with a broader social frame full of colonial woundings in which the enjoyment, growth and sharing of oneself in body-mind-soul-spirit, the exercise of memory, the practice of rituals, the awakening of consciousness, the embracement of sexuality, sensuality, emotions, sensations, affections and intuitions and the notion of deserving love and pleasure, are constantly diminished and/or threatened and therefore I see them as modes of resistance, knowledge production and a healing decolonizing rebellion facing the different oppressive structures.”

BIO

Maque Pereyra is a Berlin based artist, performer, dancer and spiritual activist. In 2018 she finished the MA SoDA program at HZT. A DAAD scholarship in the field of performing arts was granted to her from 2016 until 2018. In her home country, Bolivia, she obtained a BA degree in Psychology in 2014. Her work was prized two times (2013-2014) with the arts award “Premio Plurinacional Eduardo Abaroa” and was shown in different festivals and venues from: Bolivia, Perú, Argentina, Germany, Mexico, Austria, Poland, Croatia and Norway. She is currently invested in spreading the practice of YOGGATON which is a movement practice she developed, that aims to work at a physical, spiritual, mental and emotional level under the guidelines of the awakening and healing of sexual energy that is creative energy that deserves to be acknowledge and shared in a respectful, loving and consensual way.