Pancho López

Pancho López (born June 3, 1972 in Mexico City) is a performance artist interested in the everyday lifeand feelings of human nature, and how it connects with artistic expressions. He studied Communication Sciences at the Faculty of Political and Socia Sciences of UNAM in Mexico. Founder and current Director of the Extra! International Performance Ar Festival. For 11 years he was head of the Department of Performance and Contemporary Art of the Museo Universitario del Chopo. Coordinated the International Meeting of Performagia Performance from 2003 to 2009 and published in coordination with UNAM 7 catalogs of the meeting in 2011. Pancho Lopez’s most important series of performance are “Picnic Formal”, presented since 1997 until 2007 in Mexico, United States and Canada; “Sal de Mesa”, presented in Mexico, Venezuela, Uruguay and the Dominican Republic; and “Ira (Rabia Contenida), made in Mexico, China, Canada and Poland. He was a journalist for 5 years in the Crónica de Hoy newspaper (Culture section). He worked as coordinator of cultural projects in 2012-2013 for the UNAM Foundation. López also hosts cultural radio shows like De La A a La Jota on UC Radio, and Perforadio. Recently, he received grants from the Multimedia Center and the Jumex Foundation to investigate videoperformance in Latin-America. 
He published the book Central America in Action. An approach to Central American performance and some of its protagonists, published by the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MADC) of Costa Rica and the La Neomudéjar Museum.

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