About

Rodrigo Ghattas-Pérez

Rodrigo Ghattas-Perez, born in 1989, is a Peruvian-Palestinian creative director, visual artist, entrepreneur, and polymath. He has primarily operated beyond traditional creative spaces and formats. Ghattas has developed multidisciplinary public art projects investigating the contemporary status quo in knowledge, marketing, behavior, and politics. He has been involved in initiating various community-oriented organizations to explore new cooperation contracts, activism, and foster critical thinking. His work has been predominantly showcased across Europe and in the Americas. 

 


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In early 2020, Rodrigo Ghattas-Perez co-initiated the national grassroots initiative Verdensrommet, a mutual support network for immigrant artists in Norway. He is also a founding member of the artist-run mediation platform The Union and the indigenous-contemporary art center Machaqmara Center for the Arts. Rodrigo has held previous positions in leadership, management and production at OSLO PILOT, Ekebergparken, OsloBiennalen, and UKS (Young Artists’ Society). Holding an MFA in Art and Public Space from Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo and a BFA with a major in Sculpture from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, he served as one of UKS’s deputy board members and a board member for Samspill International Music Network in recent years. Currently, Rodrigo is Creative Director and the Founder of AlqiMunay and CreativeHearts.

 

He has received institutional support, collaborated, and/or developed creative projects with entities such as Kultur- og likestillingsdepartement (The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Culture and Equality), Norsk Kulturråd (Arts Council Norway), European Cultural Foundation, Oslo Kommune Kulturetaten (Department of Culture Affairs, the City of Oslo), Innlandet Fylkeskommune, Nordisk Kulturkontakt (Nordic Culture Point), OCA (Office for Contemporary Art Norway), KORO (Kunst i Offentligrom / Public Art Norway), NBK (Norske Billedkunstnere / The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists), UKS (Unge Kunstneres Samfund / Young Artists’ Society), BKH (Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond / The Relief Fund for Visual Artists), Balansekunst (The Art of Balance), BKV (Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond / Norwegian Visual Artists Fund), and Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo (Oslo National Academy of the Arts).

 

Rodrigo is a member of several trade unions, including NBK (Norske Billedkunstnere / The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists), CREO (Forbundet for Kunst og Kultur / The Union for Arts and Culture), PAO – Performance Art Oslo, KORO (Public Art Norway)’s public art curators and art consultants network, and BIEN Norge (Grunninntekt / Basic Income Earth Network).

 

 

 

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