(Guatemala City, 1984) Weaver. Drawing from this craft, her work expands into the fields of art, pedagogy, poetry, and translation. She has an MFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2012). Her work has been shown in national and international exhibitions. In 2019 and 2020, respectively, her work with Proyectos Ultravioleta received the Focus Stand Prize at Frieze London, and the first Iberia Diálogos Award at Arco Madrid, where she also received the Illy SustainArt Award. In 2021, she presented her first solo exhibition at the institutional level, CIEN TIERRAS, at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, USA, which then traveled to La Nueva Fábrica in Antigua, Guatemala, in 2023. Hellen Ascoli has taught at several universities, including the Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Between 2014 and 2017, she was the director of education at the Museo Ixchel del Traje Indígena and contributed to the mediation programs of the 19th and 20th Paiz Biennial. She is currently based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.