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Muro - Museo Rodante

de la educacin en el Per

Installation, view of the Solo show: Memorias de la Escuela 01, Alliance Franaise
Lima, 2015


Memorias de la escuela 01 (2015)

Is this a museum of the past? Or is it rather the representation of something
that can not leave, or is, something that has been entrenched in the heart
of the school and it seems very difficult to remove? In this exhibition, Isabel
Guerrero presents a set of installations that allow us to think the country we
had and some roots that we still suffer.
This is an exhibition of Peruvian School objects, the artist knows well that the
ideology is inscribed in the material, that has penetrated it and, from there,
constitute almost all reality. Cabinets, folders, uniforms, military iconography and the books themselves are constitutive agents from impaired school
inertia. Although there are signs of modernization, the truth is that the new
objects that emerge are still trapped in a context that holds them cruelly.
Furthermore, this is also an exhibition about people. It is an exhibition that
brings a number of life testimonies from people who have always wanted
to change things.
We need to realize that all the pieces are moving, that the artist has introduced them as small wheels that make us think of streets kiosk (Tricycles
work), in a country that knows that reality can move and change radically.
This is, then, an exhibition of objects and people, and art does not seem to
be anything than the dialogue that unites them. Someone once said, Art is
an object that thinks.
Victor Vich

(translated from spanish)

Solo show: Memorias de la Escuela 01, Alliance Franaise, Lima 2015

MURO - Interventions (2016)

Intervention of MURO - Museo Rodante, Parque de la exposicin (park at Lima Center), 2016
thanks to the support of the MALI-Museo de Arte de Lima (Lima Art Museum)

MURO* - Mobile Museum (2015)**

the word for the Mobile Museum of Education in Peru. Conceived as a mobile
museum, it consists of documentation and objects representing school life.
MURO aims

to rescue and preserve the historical memory of school through objects that reflect different aspects of its reality: academic, social
material, and simbolic, Each object, according to the role that was socially assigned at a given time - shows a particular context, a way of understanding life and chilhood
Through this artistic proposal it is confirmed that school education is a historical process. MURO propose a participatory approach constantly in
movement and constant evolution. Therefore, it is essential for this project create spaces for reflection and memory, as well as debate and public
participation about school education .
History and reference of the collecttion
MUROS is distinguished by a collecttion of objects and furniture typical of education in Peru, from 1950-1960 to 1990-2000. The collection have
school supplies, books of literature, textbooks and encyclopedias that belongs to a traditional educational approach, which lost strength approximately the late century. However, many of these materials are still used mainly in public schools which means that traditional education is
alive in school.
How is it distributed?
MURO Mobile Museum has two sections: Teaching - Learning and Discipline at school, that were build based in the following questions: What
things and objects remain the discipline today? How was discipline before? How should be tackle the school discipline today?, How was the
learning and teaching before? What things remain the same and what has changed in education ?, What needs to be change in education today?
MURO is looking to be in constant movement collecting experiences, anecdotes and testimonies of different audiences. Throughout its tour in
different cultural places and interventions in public spaces, MURO will pose different questions according to the context in which it is lodged. The
public are the one who will rebuild the collective memory of school, to raise awareness of the changes that our educational system needs and to
continue contributing to the history of education in Peru.
**This project has been exhibit for the first time at the Alliance Francaise of Miraflores, Lima 2015; and intervened in: The Pedagogical Institute of Monterrico,
2015; Corriente Alterna School of Art, 2016; Parque de la exposicin (park at Lima Center), thanks to the support of the MALI-Museo de Arte de Lima (Lima Art
Museum) , 2016; the closure of the exhibition Vacio Museal, MAC Lima - Museum of Contemporary Art, 2016.
*Wall its the english translation for Muro.

Intervention of MURO - Museo Rodante, The Pedagogical Institute of Monterrico, 2015

Intervention of MURO - Museo Rodante, Parque de la exposicin (park at Lima Center), 2016

Intervention of MURO - Museo Rodante, Parque de la exposicin (park at Lima Center), 2016

Open Studio (2016)

Residence at GLEIS 70 - Zurich

Exhibition: Open Studio, installation, slides, slide projector, Zurich 2016

Installation, slides, slide projector, viewer editor, super 8mm film.

1. School bag, Suisse documents of school, small drawers.
2. Museum of Education of Peru: wood suitcase with a video inside, drawer with slides, slide viewer, documents of the school museum of education created in
2015 at the Solo Show: Memorias de la escuela 01.

Utopia, un ejercicio de la imaginacin (2014)

Exhibition: Dislocacin, Galery Gonzalez y Gonzales, Lima, 2015

Utopia, is a book-object with visual material collected in Paris 2014. This is part of a research about the access of art among the citizens, based on
questioning the role that art has in education and society. The project parts on the premise that the schools in France are the basis of quality and that the public
education system provides equal opportunities for access to culture.
This analysis and reflection is a graphic record of the recognition of a new territory (while still looking at oneself ) and marks the journeys made on the
location of the schools in the center of Paris and its suburbs, accompanied by notes on the art education system in France.

Scriptorium (2013)

Installation, view of the exhibition of the contest Pasaporte para un artista (Passport for an artist) XVI edition, PUCP Cultural
Center, Lima, 2013
2nd price
Wooden desk, drawers, computer system (a representation of a microfilm), school books, encyclopedias, loupes, typewriter, documentation.
3.00mts x 3.00mts

During the 90s in Peru, a major change within the educational reform system left out Art Education, prioritizing
cognitive areas within the schools. This educational reform primarily affected the public schools, which are still
going through a quality crisis, due to the fact that students are not achieving their expected learning capacity. In Peru, the
students whom attend public schools are often among the poorest. Because of this, most students within the public school
system have little to no probability at receiving a substantial Art education as part of their regular curriculum. Another
factor preventing the promotion of art education within the schools is the lack of materials, along with an absence of
qualified teachers and available artist wiling to collaborate and work with the students in the development of their artistic abilities.
This project is a journey through the history of art education since the 70s based on testimonies, objects, interviews
and textbooks. The analyses of these inputs are utilized as part of an investigation about the methods of learning art
within the schools and, furthermore, a deeper understanding of the social assessment among the currently existing art.

Emergentes? (Artists Collective)

Exhibition: Metro Privado (2013)

In a society that has just emerged from an internal conflict, sometimes

public space is a place in dispute. The city grew, and grew, without an
urban development plan. This expansion continued so much so, that
the objective of the authorities consisted on always prioritizing the
interventions that seek interaction with citizens. We work in these areas: the
existence and use of recreation and the street as a common and collective space.
Publication of the exhibition Metro Privado

Metros Verdes (2013)

Lima is one of the cities with the lowest

per capita green area 2.9 m2 on average.
Districts like San Juan Lurigancho and
Brea have less than1m2 of green area per
person. In spite of these harsh conditions, these
already small areas are likely to be privatized
according to the logic of development, making
them even more inaccessible to the regular public.
A green meter, is an art intervention that
plays with the possibility of what would
happen with these public spaces if they
were to be privatized as planned. The
operation was performed in the district of Brea.

Documentation of the action: Metros Verdes (part of the

exhibition Metro Privado at the Cultural Center of Spain,
Lima, 2013

Mil Metros Pblicos (2013)

The intervention took place on the cliff, the fish market, the dock and the sea, all within the
district of Chorrillos. We privatized this area with 1000 meters of yellow plastic, with the word
PRIVATE written down, for a few hours.
Currently, the cliff, a popular destination within the public beach area, is being privatized.

Laboratorio de procesos II (2013)

This project is based on the investigation of the importance of arts in education, arguing the obsolete relevance of the relationship between these two
fields: art and education.
The project offers a journey: Four wooden drawers built into the walls of the gallery bounce different types of content through a mechanism. The
first shows a video of the project process; the second, phrases cut into strips that connect the concepts of art and society; the third, images of
facades of galleries, cultural centers and museums in Lima; and the fourth, a format that relate the texts with images that the spectator may chose.
The objective is to generate documents that reflect the relationship that people make between art, society and cultural institutions.
The mechanism of the machine is activated by a handle, inserted in the top drawer, and can only achieve its goal using the viewer.

Exhibition Renacimiento Contemporneo o La Fbrica Artificial del Arte. Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano ICPNA, San Miguel, Lima, 2013.
Installation. Boxes and wooden tables, printers, folders, paper sheets, PLC circuit.
1.70 x 3.00 x 3.00 mts

Laboratorio de procesos (2012)

Exhibition: Fragmentos. Alteracin de Espacios, Centro Fundacin Telefnica, Lima, 2012

Installation. file cabinets, computers, objects, files, archives, documentation
2.10 x 6.00 x 8.00 mts

This project is the installation of a museum laboratory, and refers to the cabinets as curiosities, ancestors of todays museums, which retained unusual
objects and findings of new research. The installation uses the footage stockpiled in the process of my thesis research conducted in 2012 that studied the
perception of contemporary art in Lima. The purpose of this research was to analyse and question the role of institutions such as museums,
galleries, schools, education and training people on issues related to art and culture.
For the museum - laboratory I rated files and items collected during the process of my thesis research. Codes were generated to
organize these items into different categories: pictures of objects and possible laboratories, galleries facades in Lima, theoretical
research, blog notes, mapping spaces for contemporary art in Lima, recorded videos exhibition of openings to analyse the observer looking at a
piece of art, videos recording the work process; and finally, the cataloguing of special objects as possible elements to be used in a future project.

Inversin cero (2011)*

documentary short film 312

Drawings for documentary, ink over photocopy, 2015

Permanet exhibition of the LUM, Lugar de la memoria, la tolerancia y la Inclusin social

In the last ten years Peru invest in public education less than 3% of GDP, that is, as much as
Angola, one of the poorest countries of Africa. In despite that Peru become one of the best performing
economies in latinoamerica. This documentary is about the education investment in Peru in recent years and the inadequate attention that the government pay to education. Peru lacks in quality
education and ranks last among other countries around the globe. The drawings represents
different scenarios of the education system and argue about the meaning of INVESTMENT.
*The first version was created in 2011. A second version was created in 2015.

Mquina reproductora de textos (2010)

Exhibition: EMERGENTES?, Galera [e]Star, Lima, 2010

wooden tables, computers, documents, printer, typewriter, electronic devices.
1.80 x 0.65 x 2.10 mts

Exhibition: EMERGENTES?, Galera [e]Star, Lima, 2010

This project aims to create a space for questioning educational

investment made by the state in Peru. It utilizes elements
characteristic by the basic education system, such as wood folders and
texts. It also refers to the content that is often taught within some of the
schools, which are received increasingly mechanically and without question.
This machine reproduces texts concerning educational investment by
the state, which is printed as continuously and endlessly at the same
time displayed on a small screen, assembled into a wooden school table.
These texts were written by specialists in educational topics, emphasizing
the spending generated in education versus quality and results obtained.

Exhibition: El ltimo Lustro, Galery Luis Mir Quesada Garland, 2011


Lima, 1984
2014 2015

Diploma : CEPIA (Centre dtudes au partenariat et lintervention artistiques)


Centro de la imagen


Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Per

2003 - 2009

Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Peru Faculty of Art

School of fines arts Bourges France

Diploma of anthropology and photography

Diploma in cultural management

Graduate in fine Arts (specialization: Sculpture)


Laureate 2nd Semester 2014 Institut Franais


XVI National Contested Passport for an artiste


Price Winternitz

Programme of artistic residences at the Cit internationale des arts in Paris

2nd price
Art contest organize by the French embassy and the Alliance Franaise
Price for the best students at the university: Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Peru Faculty of Art


Interventions MURO-Museo Rodante de la Educacin en el Per (Mobile Education Museum of Peru):

September 2016
Corriente Alterna-Art School
Intervention in the courtyard of the school
Parque de la exposicin (Park in Lima Center)
Thank to a collaboration with the MALI-Museo de Arte de Lima (Lima Art Museum)
MAC-Museo de Arte Contemporneo Lima (Contemporary Art Museum of Lima)
Exhibition: Vacio Museal curated by Gustavo Buntinx
(as part of the closure of the exhibition)


October 2015
The Pedagogical Institute of Monterrico


Gleis 70 - Zurich
Open Studio


Alliance Franaise


Gallery Gonzalez y Gonzalez

Group exhibition


Cultural Center of the Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Per

XVI National Contest Passport for an Artiste
Group exhibition of the finalists


Cultural Center of Spain Lima (CCE)

Exhibition Metro Privado, Artist collective Emergentes?


Cultural Institute Peruvian-American (ICPNA)

Group Exhibition: Renacimiento del arte contemporneo


Cultural Foundation: Telefnica del Per

Group Exhibition: Fragmentos alteracin de espacios


X Exhibition of Peruvians documentaries, organize by DOCUPER
Projection of documentaries INVERSIN CERO


Art space: Luis Mir Quesada Garland

Group Exhibition El ltimo Lustro 15 propuestas Jvenes


Gallery [e]star

Solo show: Memorias de la escuela 01

Group Exhibition EMERGENTES?


LUM - Lugar de la Memoria, la tolerancia y la inclusin Social * The Place of memory, tolerance and social inclusion aims to provide a dynamic and
interactive place that deals with the history of the internal war that took place in Peru
Lima, Peru*
between 1980 and 2000. Its purpose is to recognize and honor the victims of this period
Documentary: Inversin 0 **
** It is part of the permanent exhibition

au - dec 2014
nov2015 - feb 2016

Cite International des Arts - Paris

GLEIS 70 - Zurich

with a reflection, exchange and commemoration.