Rosa Chávez

is a Maya K’iche Kaqchikel poet, artist, and educator from San Andrés Iztapa, Chimaltenango and Santa Cruz del Quiché who promotes the appropriation of public space as a stage and approach to art. She studied Community Cultural Management at the Higher School of Art; Film and Audiovisual Production at the Casa Comal Central American Film School, and won a scholarship from the Sami Film Institute in Norway. She has published the poems Casa Solitaria (Guatemala, 2005), Piedra (Guatemala, 2009; Costa Rica, 2009) and Los dos corazones de Elena Kame (Argentina, 2009). Currently, she is part of the Editorial Committee of the feminist newspaper La Cuerda and is a member of the JASS Mesoamérica team.

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