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María Eugenia Yllia

María Eugenia Yllia is an art historian, curator and museologist. She is finishing her Ph.D. in Art History at UNMSM and she has an M.A. in Museology from Ricardo
Palma University. She teaches in the M.A. in Art at UNMSM, in the M.A. in Art History and Curatorship at PUCP and in the M.A. in Museology and Cultural Management at URP. Her research reflects upon non-Western visualities, the
construction of colonized alterities in Amazonian imaginaries and the tensions between art and anthropology. She has also focused on the study of plants, animals and other entities that are the basis of the Indigenous epistemologies expressed in the visual cultures of Amazonian communities and in contemporary art. She has co-edited the book Kené al Bicentenario. Reflexiones desde el arte. Biodiversidad Amazónica (Kené Instituto de Estudios Forestales y Ambientales, 2021) on this topic, and has published the article “La memoria de un fruto: La Fiesta del Pijuayo”, co-authored with Nancy Ochoa, in the journal Caravelle n° 110 Végétaux et animaux dans les arts visuels des mondes hispanoaméricains (2018).