Alicia Marvan


Alicia Marván is a performance artist dedicated to innovative and socially-engaging practices, with her main mode of expression being site-specific performance. Using an interdisciplinary approach, she creates performance works that incorporate original movement, theatrical elements, technology and sculptural/conceptual costuming to explore personal, social and political issues. Always interested in the dialogue between art and life, as well as the interaction between performer/space/viewer, her work often appears in unexpected alternative spaces such as urban, industrial and natural settings. She was born in Mexico City and trained in Postmodern Dance, Experimental Theatre and Butoh Dance with acclaimed teachers such as Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, Mary Overlie, Nina Martin, Rachel Rosenthal, Ruth Zaporah, Dora Arreola and Diego Piñón, among others. She has been involved in the creation of over 50 projects that include original performance works and interdisciplinary collaborations, many of which have received support from cultural organizations and academic institutions in the United States and Mexico. She is also a curator, mentor and cultural promoter in both countries, and directs the Guapamacátaro Interdisciplinary Residency in Art and Ecology in Michoacán, Mexico.