Lorena Wolffer is a Mexican artist, performer and cultural activist.
She has presented her work in Europe, Canada and the United States.
Lorena Wolffer is also a promoter of experimental art, and has organized over twenty artistic events, including the exhibitions ¿Krimen urbano? (Antiguo Edificio de Bomberos, 2001), Señales de resistencia (Museo de la Ciudad de México, 2000), Arte chido, el arte de la violencia (Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, 1997) y Terreno Peligroso/Danger Zone (UCLA, Los Ángeles, California y Ex-Teresa Arte Alternativo, 1995).
She was co-founder and director of the Mexican cultural center Ex-Teresa Arte Alternativo (1994-1996); in charge of the Mujeres del Siglo XXI section, IMER 108 (2000-2002); and more.
She is the co-creator and co-writer of the cultural TV program La caja negra, on Once TV (2003-2004) and is currently in charge of the Coordination of Cultural Diffusion at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and teaches performance art at the Centro Nacional de las Artes de México, among others.
She has published numerous texts for the magazines Art Journal (EU), Complot, Arte al día, Moho, Día Siete y Reforma.
Mientras dormiamos (el caso Juarez)
by Lorena Wolffer (2002, 10′)
“In While We Were Sleeping (The Juárez Affair), Lorena Wolffer’s body, transformed into a symbolic map, is used to document and tell the story of fifty of the cases recorded in Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), where since the early 90s, over 300 women have been murdered and as many have gone missing. The artist’s body becomes a vehicle for representing the terrible violence suffered by these women. A violence that today seems to have become institutionalized.”