Ana María Rojas

Lecture & workshop: A History of Paracas & Nasca Looped Textiles
11:00 am – 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Nov 9th
Tambomachay Conference Room

Ana-Maria Teresa Rojas Zepeda has a degree in Theory and Art History and Pedagogy in Visual Arts from the Academia de Bellas Artes, ASP in Varsovia, Poland. She teaches painting and specializes in artistic tapestries. She is a docent at the faculty of Cultural Heritage and Education at the University SEK, in the Archeology department. She served as the president of the Comité Nacional de Conservación from 1999-2005. She leads workshops in the Museo de Arte Popular Americano and provides training to artisans from San Pedro de Atacama, Norte and Chiloe in southern Chile on textile techniques in general and pre-Columbian techniques specifically. Ana-Maria has worked in research projects, preventive conservation and has written articles specializing in archeological textiles belonging to the Chinchorro, Tiwanaku and Inca as well as ethnographic articles on the Aymara, Atacameena, Rapanui and Chilota. Ana-María has participated in several seminars and congresses on the Pre-Columbian culture and conservation both at the national and international levels.