La Ribot

La Ribot, born Maria Ribot in Madrid in 1962, is a choreographer, performer and visual artist. Her work has been presented in many theatres and museums around the world.

Based in London in 1997 to 2004 she joins the British Live Art scene and organises in Madrid “Desviaciones” (1997-2001), a festival which brings together during five years today’s most significant personalities in contemporary dance. Since 2004 La Ribot lives in Geneva (Switzerland) where she teaches at the HEAD – University of Art until 2008 and opens a new department dedicated to the living arts – Art/Action. She signs her first production in the flamboyant Madrid of the 80’s, Carita de Angel. In the 90 she starts her famous Distinguished Pieces, a life-time and solitary project which takes form under different media, always questioning the concept of “live art” (performances, films, publications): Despliegue (2001), Panoramix (2003), Treinta y cuatro pièces distinguées & one striptease (2007).

Other projects, video-installations, films, performances are produced in collaboration with other artists: 40 espontáneos (2004 ), Hole (2006), the duet with Mathilde Monnier - Gustavia (2008), llámame mariachi (2009), the film Mariachi 17 and PARAdistinguidas(2011). In 2012 La Ribot produced a piece for the Ballet de Lorraine in Nancy (France) and inaugurated a personal exhibition at the MUAC, Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City. In 2013 the videoinstallation Despliegue is being presented at Centre Culturel Suisse de Paris.