Rosamaría Bolom (1977)
Sculptor of dreams in paper
I am Rosamaría Bolom, Psychologist and Sculptor of dreams in paper. I was born in Mexico City and I have living in Helsinki from 2009. My artistic practice includes poetry, paintings, drawings, engravings, photos and sculpture through the art of Mexican cartonería.
In psychology I am interested in the otherness, subjectivity, human relations and symbolic language. As an artist I am convinced that the universal language comes from the soul and is the best weapon to combat misunderstanding, prejudices, racism, ignorance, fear and other contemporary ills.
Since young I have been interested in collectivity and social actions, for that I have contributed in many social, cultural and artistic projects. In Mexico City I was part of a collective Entramados 221 with artists from the Taller de la Gráfica Popular and before leaving Mexico I was in the Taller Imagen del Rinoceronte beside of the Mexican artist, Humberto Valdéz.
Here in Finland I am part of Third Space Collective -seeking to unsettle preconceived notions of the other (from 2013 as co-founder and member); LA COLECTIVA Collective and MOC Collective. The former addresses the transfiguration of Latin American identity through experimental poetry. While the latter aims to further explore the concepts of identity, relationships, perceptions, liberation and otherness through poetry and art.