Cynthia Granados Posada


The life and work of women artists has been, more often than not, neglected and excluded from history. There are artists, groups, authors and institutions around the world who have made and continue to make efforts to shed light on excluded artists by showing their work in exhibitions, compilations, websites or social media accounts. The ongoing project Evocations aims to honour some of those forgotten artists through the creation of artwork inspired by them. Until now, this project has consisted of four participatory public performance art pieces and a collective exhibition honouring eleven women artists who have not been properly recognised for their achievements. By undertaking these participatory performances in public space locations the art, ideas and lives of these women are drawn into the daily life of contemporary Mexico.


How to Cite
Granados Posada, C. (2022) “Evocations: Honouring The Memory of Women Artists”, The Journal of Public Space, 7(3), pp. 131–142. doi: 10.32891/jps.v7i3.1590.
RMIT University: Master of Arts (Art in Public Space)
Author Biography

Cynthia Granados Posada, RMIT University

Cynthia Granados Posada (Cynthia Graps), Mexico City 1982. Her artwork aims to interrupt the daily routine to confront the audience with an aesthetic experience that provokes personal reflection. She holds a Master of Arts, Art in Public Space and a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management, both from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. She was warded the FONCA (Mexican National Fund for Culture and Arts) scholarship for studying abroad in 2011. Her artistic practice started in 2009 researching the way humans relate throught the sense of touch, making tactile scultpures and performances in which she invited the audience to paint on her. Gradually, her performance art took a turn to rituals and feminism. In 2012 she returned to Mexico and set up the arts management network ViceVersa Cultural, working on projects such as Made in Xochi, Colectivo Proposito Inmediato (Immediate Purpose Collective), the Arts and Nature workshop for women Estar Viva es Crear (Living is Creating) and the Nasty Women Mexico exhibition and fundrasing event at the Memory and Tolerance Museum. In 2017 she co-founded Colectivo Habitacion Propia (Own Room Collective) in which she coordinates the project Evocations.


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