Residency Period: September 2012
Marisa Rubio is a performance artist who describes herself as a nomad; she is not only constantly rotating her place of work and home, but also infiltrates other identities that she builds and lives through. She is fully dedicated to interacting with different communities and realities through characters that she carefully designs for each situation.
Since 2008, Marisa Rubio has been developing a project to explore the limits of interpretation and representation through the lives of the characters that she has created. “Teoría del Quehacer Actoral Cotidiano para Intérpretes” (Theory of Quotidian Acting Activities for Performers) is an ongoing project; a theory about acting that one of her main characters, NMQ, has created while working on her career as an actress. NMQ explores her theory via characters that she develops, unfolding various levels of personality traits, professions and social situations.
All the fictional personalities are personified by Marisa Rubio, who makes a living from their activities, and subtly raises questions about our role in life and in society. The audience’s inquiries will lead to the truth of “who” is performing, but that depends solely on one’s curiosity.
Marisa Rubio is a recipient of CIFO’s 2012 Grants & Commissions Program for which she will present a performance, part of “Theory of Quotidian Acting Activities for Performers”, during the opening of “Not Me: Subject to Change”, on September 15th, 2012 7:00-10:00pm at CIFO, 1018 North Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136
Marisa Rubio was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is visiting the LegalArt Residency while participating in the CIFO Grants Program and Exhibition. Marisa Rubio began studying piano in Ushuaia, Argentina. She then turned to Literature and Philosophy and continued to study Visual Arts at the Argentine National Fine Art School Prilidiano Pueyrredon. She has recently received the National Arts Grant in Argentina, and has previously been awarded by the National Salon in Rosario, Argentina; the Andreani Foundation; arteBA-Petrobras; and was awarded a grant from Antorchas Foundation.