Maria Jose Contreras


Collaborator - Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile

María José Contreras Lorenzini is a performer and theatre director. She has interdisciplinary studies: she graduated in Psychology (2001), has a diploma in Acting and a Ph.D in Semiotics (2008 Università di Bologna). María José is Assistant Professor at Faculty of the Arts of Universidad Católica de Chile were she teaches in the BA, Master and Doctorate. Her work transits between the academic research and the artistic creation, studying and creatively exploring the relation between the body, memory and performance. As a Performance Artist she’ve explored the relation between body, politics and postconflict memories. She has published several articles in Chile, England, Italy, Brasil and Argentina.