Profil picture of María Linares(c) Sead Husic

Born in 1970 in Bogotá, Colombia, visual artist María Linares lives and works in Germany since 1996.

Fields of work are public art, video and participatory art practices. Her main interests are interpersonal relations; in her own art pieces as well as in the projects she herself organizes and curates.

Linares is less concerned with the person who attends an exhibition of their own volition, but rather with those individuals she can take by surprise in the public sphere. 

Linares is one of the co-project leaders of visual artists | diverse conditions and member of the board of IGBK since 2020. She is the spokesperson of the Deutscher Künstlerbund, and also deputy spokesperson of the Deutscher Kunstrat. Between 2015-2022 she was a deputy for the Künstlerbund in the Advisory Committee for Art (BAK) of the Berlin Senate and since 2017 she is member of the district commission for art in public space in Steglitz-Zehlendorf.

She is founding member of the artists collective daily services and initiated in teamwork the Citizen Art Days in Berlin.

María is one of the project leaders of visual artists | diverse conditions