“Mamalas. The Spirits of Seeds”
International Art Museum of America, 1023 Market Street, San Francisco.
(415) 376-6344 email@example.com
EXHIBIT ON VIEW: Novemer 8 – December 1
Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Last entrance at 4:45 pm
Free admission every last Sunday of the month.
Valentina Campos is a third-generation Bolivian artist.
Her artworks evoke the feminine mythologies of traditional seeds and the Andean agro-centric symbolism. Since 2000, she has been creating a series of paintings, entitles “Mamalas”, reflecting sowing rituals, the role of women in the Andean cosmo-vision, and the protection of biodiversity.
Her illustrations have been published in various local stories, magazines, posters, and books. “May the Ayllu Blossom” is her first written children’s book. Valentina has worked with the NGO “Centro de Diseño Artesanal y Cooperativa Campesina, Arte Campo”, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, with Guarani, Chiquitano and Ayoreo communities, a project designed to assist in affirming indigenous art.
Since 2005 she co-founded “Uywana Wasi” a Cultural Affirmation Learning Center outside Cochabamba, Bolivia.