Rocío Boliver

Rocío Boliver, aka La Congelada de Uva (Mexico City, 1956) is an underground culture icon and performance artist who focuses her artistic proposal on criticizing the repressive ideological burdens on women living in Mexico. She also has a background in television (video) and Mexican theater. From 1998 to 2008, she has worked alongside the electropanic music ensemble Binaria, combining performance and electronic music. In 2000, they edited the interactive CD binaria 13. Their acts include raves, festivals, fairs, and they’ve had been constantly active in the Goth art scene, especially the National Sadomasochist Festival. Boliver has worked in many alternative forums. In 1992, she began her performance career with a reading of her porno-erotic texts, and since then her work has been presented in festivals in Europe, Asia, North and South America; museums, including Ex-Teresa Arte Actual and Museo Experimental El Eco; and broadcasted on Mexican TV channels, such as Canal 22, Canal 40 and TV AZTECA. She published her first book Saber EsCoger and contributes periodically to various alternative magazines. She studied Performance Art at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University with Richard Schechner, and History of Performance in Arts Plastiques at Cégep de l'Abitibi, Quebec, Canada. She has taught performance workshops in cities such as Lisbon, New York, Barcelona, and Mexico City. Her teaching methodology has appeared in the book Pedagogy of Performance by Valentin Torrens.


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