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Compartiendo la Cultura de la Inmensa Minoría

Compartiendo la Cultura de la
Inmensa Minoría

Luz María Sánchez is an international award-winning artist living and working in Mexico and the United States. Sánchez is an active scholar, writer, and educator. She first studied music and literature before her
doctoral studies took her to the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. She works with themes such as the Mexican diaspora, violence in the Americas, and the failure of Nation states. Sánchez employs both sound as well as the moving image in order to create a full sensory experience, thus imbuing the work with a physical immediacy in the face of political trauma.

In 2014 Sánchez was awarded the first prize in the inaugural Bienal de las Fronteras, and in
2015 she was awarded the prestigious national grant Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte by the
National Institute of Arts and Culture in Mexico. Sánchez’s work has been included in major
international sound and music festivals. In 2014, she was awarded the first prize such as
Zéppellin Sound Art Festival (Spain), Bourges International Festival of Electronic Music and
Sonic Art (France), Festival Internacional de Arte Sonoro (Mexico), and Tsonami International
Sound Art Festival (Valparaiso). She has presented exhibitions at Artpace San Antonio, The
Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Galería de la
Raza (San Francisco), Mexic­Arte Museum (Austin), John Michael Kohler Arts Center
(Sheboygan), Illinois State Museum (Chicago and Springfield), Centro de Cultura
Contemporánea (Barcelona), Palacio de Cultura Banamex (Mexico City), X­Teresa Arte Actual
(Mexico City), Museo de Ciencias y Artes (Mexico City), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de
Oaxaca (MACO) among others.
As an academic, Sánchez research focuses on technologized sound, recently participating in
Mapping Sound and Urban Space in the Americas conference (Cornell University, 2014) and
the soon to be published book, “Technological Epiphanies: Samuel Beckett’s Use of Audiovisual
Machines”. Sánchez presented “Beckett (in) Mexico” on adaptations of Beckett’s radio,
television and stage plays by Juan José Gurrola at the Beckett Conference at the University of
Reading (UK) (April 2015). She is visiting professor at the Digital and Humanities department, at
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana / Lerma