June 07, 2023

José Ignacio, Uruguay

Ama Amoedo


Rita Ponce de León

Rita Ponce de León (Lima, Peru, 1982) is an artist with a focus on drawing and installation. She is currently studying psycho-corporal techniques for human development at the Argentinean organization Rio Abierto. Ponce de León understands working as the way in which she can engage in situations that allow the generation of meaningful human bonds, although these might be ephemeral, for which the body can allow intuitive encounters that feel useful. She has approached practices such as butoh, Aikido, and several workshops that address body movement as the origin of knowledge and wisdom. She condenses this range of processes into drawing to share her thoughts in the form of visual essays. Her work was shown at the 32nd São Paulo Biennial (Brazil), Pueblo originario San Simón Ticumac (Mexico), Kunsthalle Basel (Switzerland), 80M2 Livia Benavides gallery (Peru), Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros (Mexico), among others. Her work has been published in Vitamin D2: new perspectives in drawing (2013). She currently collaborates with poets Yaxkin Melchy, and Shinnosuke Niiro, butoh dancer Emilie Sugai, and somatic educator Joelle Gruenberg. Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico.

  • Rita Ponce de León. En la forma de nosotros [In the shape of us], 2016.
    Installation with drawings. View at the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, Brazil, 2016.
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  • Rita Ponce de León. Atrás enfrente [Back in front], 2018.
    Ink and colored pencil on paper. 23 x 26 cm.
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  • Rita Ponce de León. Comenzó a brillar, tal cual es [Started to shine, just as it is], 2022.
    Ink, gouache and colored pencil on cotton paper. 28 x 26 cm.