Mónica Mayer studied Visual Arts in Mexico, received an MA in Sociology of Art from Goddard College and participated in the Feminist Studio Workshop at the Woman’s Building in Los Angeles. Her work as an artist includes performances, drawing, writing, teaching and activism. She founded Polvo de Gallina Negra (Black Hen’s Dust) – the first feminist art collective in Mexico- with Maris Bustamante in 1983. In 1989, with Victor Lerma she started Pinto mi Raya, a long term applied conceptual art project whose goal is to lubricate the art system and has led to the creation of an important archive. Mayer has published several books, including Rosa chillante: mujeres y performance en México (Bright Pink: Women and Performance in Mexico). She had a column in El Universal newspaper for twenty years. She has participated in major international exhibitions such as WACK: Art and the Feminist Revolution and Radical Women. Latin American Art. 1960 – 1985. She is a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores (National System of Creators) with a project on art and archives.
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