Maria Bilbao-Herrera is an artist whose practice incorporates the interdisciplinary uses of photography, performance, video and installation.
Born and raised in Caracas Venezuela, a nomad by nature, she has lived and worked in 9 cities over the past 20 years.
Bilbao-Herrera earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale and her Master’s degree in Art Direction from Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny in Barcelona. Upon graduation, she attended the International Center of Photography in New York, where she received the Rita K. Hillman Award of Excellence.
In 2016 she was artist in residence at ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst and Urbanistic in Berlin, time she spent researching Vilem Flusser; Maria is co-founder of nodoCCS, an experimental platform for the arts based in Caracas, Venezuela and is creative director of the nodoCCS Video Festival which this year is in its fourth edition.
In addition to her own artistic practice, Maria is an educator in the field of image creation, its interpretation and exhibition. She currently works as a consultant for creative people and projects.
In 2017 she presented her first solo show, Autopoiesis, at the EspacioMAD gallery in Caracas. Her works are part of private collections in New York, Bogotá, Madrid, Barcelona, Florence, San Francisco and Caracas.
She currently lives and works in Caracas, Venezuela, and once a year she proposes programs and meetings of video artists in cities that she combines with courses and talks in independent art spaces.
“The artist has always been the one who perceives the alterations in man caused by a new medium, who recognizes that the future is the present, and uses his work to prepare the ground for it.“