Born in Lima, Peru and based in NYC, Maria Chávez is best known as an abstract turntablist, sound artist and DJ.
Accidents, coincidence and failures are themes that unite her sound sculptures, installations and other works with her improvised solo turntable performance practice.
She was chosen to be a composer fellow with the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbertide, Italy, is currently a research fellow with the Sound Practice Research Department of Goldsmith's University of London until fall of 2017 and will be an arts fellow with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in 2017.
She was an artist in residence with CEC Artslink in St. Petersburg, Russia, has presented sound installation and performance works for the JUDD Foundation (Marfa, Texas) and presented a new sound piece for Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 radio program, on air from April 8 to September 17, 2017.
Sendungen im ORF KUNSTRADIO:
23. 07. 2017: Between a Gunshot and a Whisper