Maria Rosario Montero

Maria Rosario Montero is a feminist research artist, she is interested in how power structures affect landscape, identity, and territory representations. She approaches the topic from a theory-practice perspective, considering thinking, sensing and doing as relevant parts of knowledge production. As such, she works in the liminal space between art and anthropology. She holds a BA (PUC Chile), MFA (University of Chile), Master in Digital Anthropology (UCL) and recently PhD in Cultural Studies (Goldsmiths College). Currently, she lives in Santiago de Chile, and she is researching contemporary photographic practice and landscape representation in Chile. She takes part in the Working Disobedience group and the Border Agency art collective.


Rosario Montero shows how photographers have adopted strategies to combat facial recognition and other tools of oppression.


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