I am a transdisciplinary curator, storyteller, and somatic care worker. My writing, research, and projects traverse the fields of environmental humanities, decolonial nature conservation, contemporary art, and performance studies. I strive to support the livelihoods of communities, water, and lands where I roam, learn, and play. Collaboration as a radical position is central to all that I do. Current projects include co-writing a book on queering cancer, advancing peatland protection through the staging of a global accord, and practicing Delicious Movement.
In 2010, I founded Ensayos in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society of Chile. Ensayos is a collective research practice that brings together artists, scientists, and activists to conceptualize long-term, process-based projects focused on eco-cultural conservation work in Tierra del Fuego and other archipelagos. Work from Ensayos includes a scent, a periodical, experimental performance, a podcast, and a web series. I define my practice (which is entangled within Ensayos) as nomadic artistic research. I am not bound to a medium or discipline, but driven by eco-concerns that steer my methodologies and lead to unexpected results as I attempt to contribute to the creation of biodiverse communities.
Since 2011, I have been experimenting with performance, creating solo and collaborative pieces dealing mostly with human and non-human health. What's He Building in There?, directed by Manuela Infante was developed during a residency at The Watermill Center in New York, followed by So.La, a dance piece that premiered at nadalokal in Vienna, then traveled to Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne, Australia, CAGE in New York City, and finally, the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (MSSA) in Santiago, Chile. Making Time: A Meth(odology) Lab, in collaboration with Amhara Raheem, was born out of an invitation by the Swedish artistic duo Golden+Senneby to be part of their Bootleg Retrospective at the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia. Most recently, Transit in the House of Cancer with Ariel Bustamante, was commissioned by Catalina Insignares for El Caldo at Theaterhaus Gessnerallee in Zürich.
I hold a PhD in Curatorial Practice from Monash University, Australia (2019), a Master of Experiments in Arts and Politics from Science Po (2012), and an MA in Modern Art: Critical Studies from Columbia University (2004). I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Royal Art Institute in Stockholm as part of The Seedbox: An Environmental Humanities Collaboratory (2021). As Guest Curator of the Extended Research Project at the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) I conceived of the Aconcagua Summit (2020).
My writing has been published in Third Text, Australian Feminist Studies, Discipline, The River Rail, Art+ Australia, and Kerb Journal, among others. I am co-author of the book Slow Down Fast, A Toda Raja with Cecilia Vicuña (Errant Bodies Press, 2019) and of the forthcoming book Sandcastles: A Queer Femme Propositionon Cancer Ecologies.
The Residencia Para la Naturaleza program seeks to promote transformative experiences that combine science, art and nature by supporting artists in their research and creative processes.More info
On International Working Women's Day we spoke with Camila Marambio, Para la Naturaleza artist-in-residence, Chilean researcher and curator, about ecofeminism as a movement and practice to move towards an ecological culture.More info
Turba Tol Hol-Hol-the book is a compendium of the extensive eco-cultural thought of Latin American and Caribbean authors who center their attention on struggles, ways of doing, and experiences of care from the South.More info