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Tamara Cubas UR

Tamara Cubas (˚1972) lives and works in her home country Uruguay. She received a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the National School of Fine Arts Institute at the University of the Republic of Uruguay (IENBA/UDELAR). She holds a master’s degree in Art and Technology from the School of the Arts (EMMA) in Utrecht, The Netherlands where she became an EMMA Award winner – Image & Technology. Tamara Cubas studied contemporary dance at the Contradanza School in Montevideo.

In her stage practices Tamara Cubas has developed two lines of research - one that delves into the performative body in a constant search for the autonomy of the body based on her own concepts such as the Aesthetics of Precarity. In this line she investigates the power of Latin American bodies endowed with memories, history and particular experiences and their constant search for decolonization (Cannibal Series 2019 / Anthropophagic Trilogy 2017-209 / Puto Gallo Conquistador 2016).

The second line refers to the Other, where she develops projects with non-artistic populations and communities. In this path the recurring themes are History, The Homeland, Power, The political, interpersonal relationships, heterogeneity and dissent. (Lost Acts of Love 2011 / Multitude 2014 / La Brisa 2016 / and the current projects Trilogy of Time and Sea of Silence).

She is interested in and explores the personal story of hers and others as a strategy that contrasts and resists the Official Story. The projects are developed in collaboration with dramaturgs such as Gabriel Calderón (UY) and other writers.