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Prisciliano Jiménez

(Tacámbaro, Mexico) Sculptor, cultural promoter, and businessman. He holds a degree in Visual Arts from the Universidad Veracruzana. He has been performing La Manda since 2003, in which he carries a self-made metate (a traditional stone grinding device used in Mexican cuisine), with walks made in Serbia, Slovakia, France, Spain, and Japan. In 2015, he presented the solo exhibition La Manda y otros llamados (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Alfredo Zalce). Between 2016 and 2018, he served as Director of Tourism and Culture and a Member of the Committee Pueblo Mágico de Tacámbaro. He organized the Simposio Internacional de Escultura en Cantera Gris [International Sculpture Symposium in Grey Quarry] (2013 and 2015). He is a promoter of the Purepecha Ball Game since 2008. He has played a notable management and organizational role during the celebration of the Purepecha New Year in the community of Capacuaro (2020). He is a promoter of coffee and avocado cultivation in the regions of Tacámbaro and Uruapan. He is in charge of various processes in the production chain of Café Hacienda Las Joyas (cultivation, harvesting, grinding, roasting, marketing, and certification). He is currently a member of the Tacámbaro Municipal Council (2021-2024) in the Planning Commission.