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Rolf Abderhalden

(Manizales, Colombia, 1965) Transdisciplinary artist, professor and researcher based in Bogotá. He is co-founder and co-director of Mapa Teatro-Laboratorio de Artistas de Bogotá, together with his sister Heidi Abderhalden. He is an arts educator and researcher; he is a professor at the Faculty of Arts of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, where he founded the Interdisciplinary Master’s program in Theater and Live Arts, being a pioneer of the concept of Live Arts in Latin America. He holds a PhD in Aesthetics, Science and Technologies of the Arts from the University of Paris 8. He has presented and exhibited his artistic work in numerous theaters, art festivals, museums, and academic venues worldwide. Abderhalden has been awarded with the National Prize for the Arts in Colombia, the University Medal of Merit, the Goethe Medal, Knight of Arts and Letters of France, and has received numerous distinctions for his artistic and academic work.

Guest Scholar 2023.