(Lima , 1970) Graduated with the 1st prize for sculpture at the Faculty of Arts of the Pontifical Catholic University of Lima (PUCP), Cristina Planas has developed over the last 20 years a collection of works that reflect on the recent history of Peru: the years of armed conflict, the boundaries between religion and violence, social changes, illegal mining, among others. One of her thesis is that art should serve a social function and thus disturb the viewer to generate a reaction and subsequent reflection. As a result, many of her works have sparked debates and discussions in various sectors of Peruvian society.
Cristina Planas is also involved with the defense of public spaces and the recovery of pre-Hispanic traditions. Her artist practice includes curatorial work of cultural events and engagement in actions conceived to generate environmental awareness.